A new opinion poll has found that Sinn Féin is the most popular party in the State followed by Fine Gael. Dissatisfaction with Gerry Adams’ leadership has grown.  Pictured are Sinn Fein TDs Pearse Doherty, Mary Lou McDonald and Mr  Adams.Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A new opinion poll has found that Sinn Féin is the most popular party in the State followed by Fine Gael. Support for Sinn Féin was at 26 per cent fou(...)

Members of Dublin Fire Brigade deal with blaze at Swords. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Dublin Fire Brigade had a very busy Halloween night and dealt with over 600 calls and several large fires, including one near Dublin Airport.The fire (...)

More than 1,700 people have been prosecuted for breaking red lights in Dublin this year.

Gardaí have named Dublin’s 10 worst offending areas for speeding offences where drivers were travelling on average up to 32km/h above the limit. These(...)

A motorcyclist died after he collided with a car near the Luas stop on Davitt Road in the Drimnagh area of Dublin 12. File photograph: Google Street View

A38-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle collision in Dublin last evening.The motorcyclist died after he collided with a car near the Luas stop on (...)

A weather warning for between 25mm and 40mm of rain is in effect. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Umbrellas and wipers at the ready, gardaí have warned of very poor visibility on Dublin roads as a weather warning for between 25mm and 40mm of rain i(...)

Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said the horsemeat scandal was a ‘ wake-up call to Europe that criminals were getting involved in the food chain”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There are lots of opportunities for criminality in the food chain which is seen as a “soft target”, the chief executive of the Food Safety Authority o(...)

People within Fine Gael are becoming ‘disgusted’ with the way the party is being run, Fine Gael TD John Deasyhas said.  File photgrapoh: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

People within Fine Gael are becoming “disgusted” with the way the party is being run, Fine Gael TD John Deasy has said. In a wide -raging criticism of(...)

A May 2014 file image showing local election candidate Samantha Long (front far left) with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and other Fine Gael local and European election candidates. Photograph: The Irish Times.

One of the female Fine Gael members overlooked for the Seanad nomination controversially secured by John McNulty has resigned in protest at the party’(...)

File photograph shows then Northern Ireland’s First Minister Ian Paisley  in  2008. Photograph: David Moir/Files/Reuters

Dr Ian Paisley was probably the most fiery, uncompromising and bellicose Ulster politician throughout the North’s Troubles.But late in life, one of th(...)

A woman in her 20s died early this morning when her car crashed in Co Louth and her body was removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

A woman in her 20s died early this morning when her car crashed in Co Louth. She is the third person to die on Irish in 24 the past hours. The driver(...)