Steve Collins,  father of murdered Limerick man Roy Collins, has said the “10-year nightmare” experienced by his family is now over following the conviction of Wayne Dundon (36) and Nathan Killeen (24) for the murder. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The father of murdered Limerick man Roy Collins has said the “10-year nightmare”experienced by his family is now over. Speaking outside the Criminal C(...)

 Willie O’Dea, FF spokesman on Social Protection, with Mary White, Averil Power and Timmy Dooley outside the Dáil yesterday to support the free travel pass scheme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton insisted in the Dáil last night that the Government had no plans to withdraw the free travel (...)

A train leaving Connolly Station in Dublin for Belfast. Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has tonight insisted that the free travel scheme will continue. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The free travel scheme will continue, Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has said. Ms Burton told the Dáil tonight that the Coali(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea:  said there was no direction on severance payment when he resigned as minister for defence in 2010, but added that he would have complied with such a direction if it had been in place.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has chastised senior Fianna Fáil TDs for accepting ministerial severance payments, triggering a Fianna Fáil counterattack on Mr K(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said six former Fianna Fáil ministers accepted severance payments in 2011, despite party leader Micheál Martin pledging  that they would not.  Photograph: The Irish TImes

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has criticised former Fianna Fáil ministers for accepting severance payments in 2011, even after party leader Micheál Martin pled(...)

Labour TD John Lyons said it was time for Ireland to produce social legislation that other countries looked to rather than to follow others. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A TD has questioned why Ireland must always to look to other countries for best practice in legislation rather than being a leader and setting the leg(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter with Minister for Health James Reilly. Alan’s bombshell resignation could hog the headlines for weeks and deflect attention from Calamity James.  But then the spotlight will be back on him. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

After a long and difficult break-up, the Taoiseach opted for a quickie settlement: Frances Fitzgerald got Justice and Charlie Flanagan was awarded the(...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Three out of four households will still not be metered when water charges are introduced in October, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore ha(...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Three out of four households will not be metered when water is charged for next October, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said. “We need to hav(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has been accused of behaving in a ‘sleeveen’ manner over the abolition of the diet supplement scheme.

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has been accused of behaving in a ‘sleeveen’ manner over the abolition of the diet supplement scheme(...)