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(...)

‘They have even suggested that there should be a “Minister’s list” for “practically trained architects, whereby they could be facilitated to continue in their work, subject to defined criteria” – in other words, covering people who have no professional qualifications.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly wants to make it even easier for people to build houses in the countryside by loosening the current requiremen(...)

Sources said if the first €27,000 of income was exempted from the public-service pension levy, it would generate a boost in earnings for staff of about €800 per year. Photograph: Getty Images.

Unions are to seek a flat-rate pay increase for staff in the public service through changing the way the pension levy is applied. Sources said (...)

Labour has been promised that a cut to the bankruptcy term will be in place by the end of the year. The party has campaigned for a reduction in the te(...)

Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe has brought a legal challenge to guidelines concerning payment of legal costs and expenses for witnesses r(...)

Targets set under Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly’s Social Housing Strategy 2020 mean that the private sector will supply three-quarters of the new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Three-quarters of new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas under the Government’s social housing strategy will be sou(...)

Sean Connolly, in grey tracksuit, from Bernard Curtis House, Bluebell, Dublin, arriving at the Special Criminal Court in December 2012  where he was charged with the murder of Eamon Kelly.  File photograph: Collins Courts

The guilty plea by dissident republican Sean Connolly to the murder of fellow Dubliner Eamon Kelly was a surprise turn of events, even for gardaí inve(...)

Gardaí on the scene at Kenny’s Bar in Oughterard  when the body of Mr John Kenny was discovered in September 2011. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A man who denied any involvement in the manslaughter of a teacher and publican has been sentenced to four years in prison for withholding evidence dur(...)

Former Goldman Sachs banker Jason Lee arrives  at Suffolk County Court with his wife Alicia on Wednesday afternoon for the  verdict in his trial for rape. He was found not guilty.  Photograph: Simon Carswell

A former Goldman Sachs banker has been acquitted of raping an Irish J-1 student at a summer party in the Hamptons in August 2013.New York State Judge (...)