Jackue Healy-Rae. Independents  have provided almost 100 per cent support for minority governments, with dissident party backbenchers instead being the main source of instability. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Opinion polls suggest Independents will win record levels of support in the forthcoming election. With those polls indicating no clear winner, Indepe(...)

Niall Collins, Fianna Fáil  justice spokesman,  outlined some justice and security elements of the party’s manifesto near the location of  Friday’s fatal shooting at the Regency Hotel. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has said it will bring the strength of An Garda Síochána to 15,000 and review sentences for serious crimes if it is in government after th(...)

Gardai have asked that anyone who travelled through the townland of Gooig or in the vicinity of Daly’s Cross in Co Limerick at around 6am to contact them.

A man has been killed after he was struck by a car while walking in Castleconnell, Co Limerick on Sunday morning. Gardai said the crash happened in (...)

Christy Kinahan Senior. Photograph courtesy of the Sunday World

Dubliner David Byrne, who was shot dead by a gang of six men at the Regency Hotel in Dublin on Friday had close links with an international Irish-led (...)

Mayo’s defeat to Cork last weekend was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy regarding Lee Keegan’s concussion at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday (All matches 2pm unless stated) Allianz League Division One Mayo v Dublin, McHale Park, 7.0 – Viewed in a certain way it possibly suits(...)

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If ever there was an open-and-shut case of nominative determinism – the theory that people’s names influence their vocations – it must be that of Chri(...)

An artist’s impression of the new Dalymount Park which would include a new realigned artificial pitch and two new stands.

Dublin City Council has produced detailed plans for the new Dalymount Park with a realignment of the pitch and a staged construction envisaged for a p(...)

 Lord Lucan has been missing since November 7th, 1974. Photograph:  PA Wire

This week’s High Court decision to issue a death certificate for Lord Lucan is the latest punctuation mark in a murder mystery that has fascinated the(...)

Choices: election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A new website will give voters the ability to compare the views of more than 500 candidates in the election. The whichcandidate.ie site is a collabor(...)

Roger Casement: although not named in the article, he was responsible for attempting to recruit into the German Irish Brigade

February 5th, 1916 A Times reporter who interviewed exchanged prisoners of war found that many Irish among them had been induced to join the “German(...)