This Big Sister would certainly be in favour of giving compulsory voting a try. Photograph: Getty Images

Imagine what kind of Ireland we would have if all those who tend not to vote came out and made their voices heard in the upcoming general election. If(...)

Russborough House’s entrance hall. It costs €1 million a year to keep the house in repair and open to the public

Some paintings from Russborough House in Co Wicklow may yet have to be auctioned because alternative proposals may not raise enough money to safegua(...)

 Roisin Shortall TD, Catherine Murphy TD & Stephen Donnelly TD at the launch of Social Democrats. Photograph: Collins

Independent TD Catherine Murphy of the new Social Democrats party has said many business people have approached her with concerns about the ethics of (...)

Mick Wallace: he said only a “US vulture fund” was likely to have the wherewithal to purchase the hundreds of loans in the portfolio

Independent TD Mick Wallace has called on Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to suspend the Nama sale of the Project Arrow portfolio of Irish and Bri(...)

Ronit Lentin (right) of the Anti-Racism Network Ireland clashes with Identity Ireland member Paul Ó Marcháin  at an event organised by the fledgling party in Dublin 0:29

The launch of a political organisation advocating stricter border controls and a return to the Irish punt was interrupted by an anti-racism group in D(...)

Senator Lorraine Higgins at Pearse Street Garda Station on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins says she believes the person who sent her a death threat is “a right-wing nationalist or a dissident republican”. She (...)

Mick Wallace said he spoke to two gardaí: “They were pretty sharp individuals, so hopefully they have the wherewithal to sort it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

and The Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation will carry out inquiries to test the veracity of allegations of corruption and bribery at the National (...)

Mick Wallace said he spoke to two gardaí: “They were pretty sharp individuals, so hopefully they have the wherewithal to sort it.” Photograph: Eric Luke

and The Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation will carry out inquiries to test the veracity of allegations of corruption and bribery at the National (...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace met two senior gardaí last week and gave them information related to allegations he made in the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 4:09

Independent TD Mick Wallace has formally told gardaí about allegations he made about the National Asset Management Agency recently. He made allegatio(...)

The Minister said there was “no discussion whatsoever” with Labour about a joint approach to the next general election. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said Fine Gael and Labour have not discussed a joint approach to the next election but her “preference” is a r(...)