The death has occurred of Desmond Boal, QC, who with his former friend, Ian Paisley established the Democratic Unionist Party in 1971

The death has occurred of Desmond Boal, QC, who with his former friend, Ian Paisley – from whom he later became estranged – established the Democratic(...)

Siptu chief Jack O’Connor: Alleged that a lack of union recognition exists in TV3. Photograph: The Irish Times

Easter couldn’t come quickly enough in Leinster House, with the politicians not having had a decent rest since the St Patrick’s break two weeks ago(...)

Last month Mr Browne clashed with Jerry Beades of the New Land League, telling him repeatedly to ‘shut up’ after Mr Beades described solicitor Brian O’Donnell’s Gorse Hill home in Killiney as ‘bog standard’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times 3:53

Siptu general president Jack O’Connor walked off a live television discussion on the Tonight with Vincent Browne Show on TV3 on Thursday after allegin(...)

UPC and Eircom currently broadcast the channel and Saorview told the Oireachtas it would like to add it to its free-to-air platform.

Saorview, the State-funded digital television service, has told the Oireachtas it will cost more than €500,000 to broadcast Dáil and Seanad debates o(...)

JP’s old man can’t take his eyes off me. I’m like, “What?”He’s there, “I just want to be sure you’re not a mirage.”I laugh, even though I’ve no idea w(...)

Hillary Clinton after being inducted into the 2015 Irish America Hall of Fame in New York in recognition of her role and commitment to the Irish peace process. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton hailed the role of women in bringing peace to Northern Ireland but, noting the disagreements between the (...)

Mary Lou McDonald speaking at the Sinn Fein ardfheis  in Millennium Forum, Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:04

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has challenged Tánaiste Joan Burton to a debate, claiming the Labour leader had withdrawn her own call for a(...)

Thought-provoking: Colette Kinsella and Seán Duke, presenters of ‘Life Matters’ on RTÉ Radio 1

The law may well be an ass, but, as Steven Wise points out, it’s not much use to real donkeys, or indeed to any species that isn’t human. As a resu(...)

Jerry Beades, founder of the New Land League, at the O’Donnell’s Killiney home. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

At one of Dublin’s most expensive addresses, a mansion with a swimming pool, tennis court and stone lions overlooking Killiney Bay, a motley group of (...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell, arriving back to Gorse Hill in Killiney after a High Court Hearing into an application for a trespass order was adjourned. John Martin from the ‘New Land League’ (right) opened the gates. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin solicitor Brian O’Donnell arrived back at the Killiney property on Thursday night – and into a situation where a member of the Land League got (...)