Thousands of householders who have been paying for water services on group schemes in rural areas still have no clarity about their future with Irish (...)

Historian Catherine Corless says minutes of a 1979 Galway County Council meeting refer to a “children’s burial ground”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Government’s mother- and-baby home commission of inquiry must ensure that families of victims are involved in all aspects of its work, a leading h(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry snapped at Senator Mary White, when interrupted:
“You’re an ignorant goat.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

In recent years, budget night in the Dáil bar has been a rather dull and subdued affair.The place used to be heaving during Fianna Fáil’s heyday. It g(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin insists he will lead the party into the next general election, despite an Independent candidate from outside the (...)

Newly elected Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice (right) celebrates winning the Roscommon South Leitrim byelection with MEP Luke Ming Flanagan. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

Independent candidate Michael Fitzmaurice has beaten Fianna Fáil’s Ivan Connaughton to win the Roscomm-South Leitrim byelection. Following the surpris(...)

 Paddy Crowe (far right): The Inis Oírr co-op manager says it had made a series of requests to meet Irish Water over its ongoing problems, with no response. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Islanders on Inis Oírr experiencing chronic water shortages and drought discovered by accident that an Irish Water delegation had flown out to the i(...)

The mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, visited NUI Galway  where he met  college president  Dr Jim Browne   (right) and a group of Boston College Study Abroad students, including Morgan McDonald (left) and Amanda Beusse. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The mayor of Boston has met IDA and Irish-American business leaders to explore commercial opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic. Mayor Marty Wal(...)

The Minister’s plan to get Éamon Ó Cuív on board didn’t succeed. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Something interesting has happened out west. For the best part of two years Bord Iascaigh Mhara has been trying to reboot the the Irish salmon farming(...)

Labour leader and Tánaiste Joan Burton: attended a party convention in Ballaghaderreen last night to support the Labour candidate in the Roscommon-South Leitrim byelection, Senator John Kelly. File photograph by Alan Betson.

The race to fill the Dáil seat vacated by Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan in Roscommon-South Leitrim is heating up with Labour and Sinn Féin entering the fray t(...)

An injunction has been applied for by Friends of the Irish Environment to stop a fish farm company from extracting water from a Connemara lake. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A High Court injunction to stop a fish farm company from extracting water from a Connemara lake has been applied for by Friends of the Irish Environm(...)