Cars parked near Dollymount Strand earlier this week. Photograph:   Collins 1:44

Dollymount beach is one of Dublin’s jewels and on the hottest day of the year it shimmered under a cloudless sky. By 11am the car park at the front o(...)

Head first: jumping into the Grand Canal at Suir Road Bridge in Drimnagh, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 1:29

The rise of the two German discount giants Lidl and Aldi, and the rise in temperatures has led to a new craze in Dublin – canal diving in wetsuits.(...)

A disgusted Mattie McGrath has become the victim of a ruthless takeover by Clare Daly, who quickly decamped from her office on the fourth floor to Luke “Ming” Flanagan’s lair on the third floor as soon as Ming was elected. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Mattie McGrath was very pleased for fellow Independent Ming Flanagan when he got the nod to go off to Europe. Pleased on the double, in fact. Because (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “I recalled the words of Einstein in context of our commitment to honour trust.” Picture Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” That’s Enda in the Dáil last month, quoting Einstein, no less, as he moved the motion to es(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Speeding fines: last year 1,754 drivers escaped points after making a poor-box contribution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last week the property developer Niall Mellon appeared in court for not paying an €80 fixed-penalty notice for speeding. Judge Michael Coghlan (...)

Not learning: One in every 15 road fatalities involves an unaccompanied learner driver, according to the Department of Justice. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Just over one in five learner drivers summonsed for driving unaccompanied was convicted last year, and not one received the maximum fine of €1,(...)

Tommy Broughan: said he welcomed the document and was considering it

A group of left-leaning Independent TDs are to meet next week to discuss the possible establishment of a loose alliance after they consider a draft ch(...)

Minister for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan: “We will not in any way be led by anybody else as regards how we are going to organise our commemorations”

Ireland will not be influenced by other first World War commemorations, Minister for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan has insisted, amid claims the first major(...)

Róisín Shortall.

The Government has been accused of continuing a “golden circle” of pension protection for Ministers and senior public servants while increasing the bu(...)