The Dáil agreed  to officially recognise
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 the state of Palestine and the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

A main signatory of the Israeli petition calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state said Europeans should consider admitting Palestine and Isr(...)

 Protesters at the anti-water charges rally at Merrion Square, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of uniformed gardaí and their colleagues from the Public Order Unit locked down Dáil Éireann and Government Buildings in Dublin city on Wedne(...)

Sinn Féin ruled out going into coalition with Fianna Fáil after the next election, saying the electorate wanted a break with the past.

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have rejected suggestions they are ready to go into coalition with each other following the next general election, with both(...)

 Brendan Ogle (centre) with (from left) Demeeko Williams, Shamayim Harris, Makita Taylor, and Justin Wedes, of Detroit Water Brigade , at the Right2Water press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Opposition to water charges took on fresh cultural and international dimensions at the weekend as US campaigners and trad musicians joined the fray.In(...)

Jackie Healy-Rae: a “committed and passionate public servant”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Cross-party tributes have been paid to former Kerry South Independent TD Jackie Healy-Rae, who has died aged 83.Mr Healy-Rae, who died in Kerry Genera(...)

The suspended jail term for former Fianna Fáil TD Ned O’Keeffe marks the latest chapter in the long career of an outspoken and controversial politician who dominated politics in North Cork for over a quarter of a century. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The suspended jail term for former Fianna Fáil TD Ned O’Keeffe marks the latest chapter in the long career of an outspoken and controversial politicia(...)

A homeless man was found dead in a doorway on Molesworth Street in Dublin this morning.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

A homeless man has been found dead on a street near Dáil Éireann in Dublin. Gardaí said the man, who was in his 40s, was discovered on Molesworth Stre(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald arrives  at Leinster House this morning. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:28

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary-Lou McDonald has said she does not regret her decision to stage a sit-in in the Dáil chamber which led to her being suspe(...)

Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald will be  “turning up for work as normal” today despite being suspended until Wednesday, a Sinn Féin spokesman said.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 3:28

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald is not expected to try to force her way into the Dáil chamber today following her suspension for a four-hour(...)

The scene on O’Connell Street in Dublin on Saturday November 1st as thousands flocked to the city to demonstrate against the water charges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Anti-water charges campaigner and Dublin West TD Ruth Coppinger has defended the weekend’s protest in Tallaght as “exceptionally peaceful”. The Social(...)