Part of the water charges protest in Dublin earlier this month. ‘The Government seemed somewhat taken aback by the size of the marches and the depth of anger and disillusionment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the first Dáil sitting of the New Year and an optimistic Enda Kenny couldn’t speak highly enough of the wonder that was soon to be Irish Water.(...)

Mattie McGrath has said he wants to join a new political set-up headed by Michael Fitzmaurice. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed an interest in signing up to a new party headed by Roscommon/South Leitrim deputy Michael Fitzmaurice. The(...)

From Friday night, Luas will operate services on the Green Line from St Stephen’s Green to Brides Glen every half hour from 1am until 3.30am. No similar service will operate on the Red Line from The Point to Tallaght. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Luas operators have reiterated their view there is no demand for late-night services on the Red Line.Transdev said the last time they ran the service (...)

A protester blocking the exit is pushed aside as the Taoiseach’s car leaves the Mansion House, in Dublin. Photograph; Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Opposition to waters charges continued today outside the Mansion House in Dublin where demonstrators mounted a protest as Taoiseach Enda Kenny atte(...)

File photograph of Jillian Godsil pictured leaving the Four Courts after a hearing in the High Court. Photograph: Collins

A woman whose legal challenge prompted the Government to introduce legislation allowing undischarged bankrupts to run for European and Dáil elections (...)

A screenshot taken from the ireland.ie video shows references to social media companies that have based themselves in Ireland in recent years. 1:32

A video published last night to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising has been criticised for not including any mention of the uprising or o(...)

A senior Labour Party minister has said he has doubts over whether the Economic Management Council (EMC), the four member committee which sets econom(...)

Spare the whip

The need to rebalance power between Parliament and the Executive has been recognised by politicians and academics for decades, but no government has b(...)

Eoghan Murphy pictured during canvassing in Dublin in 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy has said he and his backbench colleagues had suffered “a little bit of Stockholm Syndrome” in their handling of the Irish (...)

Michael McGrath: “We must be clearer, better at communicating and we must have very distinct points of difference between us and the other parties”

A senior Fianna Fáil TD has warned the party must take more distinctive policy positions to stand out from its rivals if it is to improve on its curr(...)