Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s greets the crowd during a rally in Dubuque, Iowa, this week. Photograph: Reuters/Ben Brewer

Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the polls to become the Republican presidential nominee next year, has courted controversy again on the campaign trai(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly with Alice Leahy, director of Trust, a charity providing medical and related services for people who are homeless, during a visit to the organisation’s Dublin premises. Photograph: PA

Greater co-operation from other Government departments was needed to tackle the homelessness crisis, Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly has said(...)

Protesters at one of the many anti-water charge demonstrations since the levy was announced. Photograph: The Irish Times

Senior Coalition figures believe changes will have to be made to the structure of water charges to help “draw a line” under controversies surrounding (...)

During the week of July 20th to July 26th, there were 1,185 children in 556 families in emergency accommodation in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of homeless children in Dublin has doubled in a year, the latest figures show. Data just released by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (...)

“Earlier this month Donald Trump, comedy caricature made inexplicably popular flesh, single-handedly rendered the major general redundant.” Photograph: Reuters

The time has come to retire the words “political correctness”. We’ll get by. We managed for centuries without a term to describe overly censorious pol(...)

Ismahil Akinade opened the scoring for Bohemians as they eased past Galway at Dalymount Park. Photograph: Inpho

Bohemians 3 Galway United 0 A couple of recent defeats ensured Bohemians were especially keen to make a statement by earning three points at Dalymount(...)

Donald Trump was uninvited from the RedState Gathering after saying in a CNN interview that Fox News’s Megyn Kelly “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”. Photograph: Getty

Donald Trump has been officially banned from one of the biggest gatherings of conservative activists after implying he received hostile questioning du(...)

‘Any merger is a chancy and costly business.’ Photograph: Getty Images

On July 27th, the Department of Education published a report from Michael Kelly, a well-respected public servant, on the proposed merger between Water(...)

The Supreme Court is satisfied  the commencement of  District Court criminal proceedings against Mary Kelly and Declan Buckley was an abuse of process and quashed  summonses taken out by hotelier Patrick Halpin. File photograph: Collins Courts

Dublin hotelier Patrick Halpin’s bid to privately prosecute two employees of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation for alleged deception was motivated(...)

Patrick’s Hill viewed from Patrick Street in  Cork. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Some 18 former lords mayor of Cork have warned that the city will cease to function if it loses its powers to self-govern. The 18, from Fianna Fái(...)