Mike Allen, director of advocacy with Focus Ireland, said some families had reported being turned away by local authorities when they presented as homeless. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of homeless children in Dublin has surpassed 1,000 for the first time since the homelessness crisis began last year. The latest figures fr(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming: “It is introducing a series of amendments at the latest possible stage in the Dáil to a Bill that has nothing to do with water charges”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has been accused of trying to ram through “draconian laws forcing people to pay their water charges”. Minister for the Environme(...)

Ashford’s five stars gleam brighter than ever thanks to a two-year programme of restoration

‘Would you like something to eat or shall I start the film straight away?” There were only two of us in the cinema, plus the waiter; 32 plush red v(...)

Closing the Gates at Hougoumont, 1815 painted by the Victorian artist Robert Gibb, which shows a vital moment during the Battle of Waterloo.

How many Irish fought at the Battle of Waterloo? A lot has been the consensus of historians who have studied this most pivotal battle of the 19th cent(...)

A new advisory council on climate change, tasked with overseeing Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy, has been established by Minister for Environment Alan Kelly.

A new advisory council on climate change, tasked with overseeing Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy, has been established by Minister for En(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the North-South Ministerial Council press conference at Dublin Castle on Friday with Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Before Cabinet this week, as Minister for Finance Michael Noonan prepared to announce a commission of investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution Cor(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. The Government announced last night that the inquiry into IBRC has been upgraded to a Commission of Investigation.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The inquiry into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) has been widened to investigate whether preferential interest rate deals were given to (...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Panti (Rory O Neill) in the court yard at Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On this special edition of Inside Politics, Hugh is joined by Fiach Kelly, Michael O’Regan and Sarah Bardon to look at the resounding vote in favour o(...)

The chairman of a specially-appointed local government review group in Cork has said there is “almost universal” agreement among stakeholders to create a Metropolitan Cork with a population of around 250,000

The chairman of a specially-appointed local government review group in Cork has said there is “almost universal” agreement among stakeholders to cr(...)