Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams: he comes to the fore only during major political crises, which he is always largely responsible for causing. This increasingly makes him look like a one-trick troublemaker. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

When events require media criticism of Gerry Adams, the response from the Sinn Féin faithful follows a pattern: you’re obsessed with Adams, you don’t (...)

Django Unchained: depicted the treatment of black people in America during a tragic period in US history

Sinn Féin TDs have defended party leader Gerry Adams in the controversy over his tweet using a racist word, but acknowledged that his use of language(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said on Monday his use of the N-word in a tweet had been a mistake and inappropriate. Photograph: Reuters

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has acknowledged he “made a mistake” in using the N-word in a tweet in which he compared the struggle against slavery (...)

Fine Gael party members Frances Fitzgerald, Leo Varadkar, Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is favourite to be appointed tánaiste by Enda Kenny if a Fine Gael-led minority government is put in place. M(...)

Lynn Ruane, president of Trinity College Students Union, with her daughters Jaelynne and Jordanne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

NUI Former minister for justice Michael McDowell was the first to be elected to the Seanad on the National University of Ireland panel. He was elec(...)

 (L to R) Abdi Mooge, Ciara Lynam, Julie Nguyen and Job Makiese, from St Ronan’s National School, Deansrath, Clondalkin, Co Dublin, at the Yellow Flag awards.

More than a dozen primary and secondary schools have received national recognition for their work in tackling racism and creating a more welcoming env(...)

Antrim’s Martin Johnson presses Conor Grimes of Louth at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Louth 3-12 Antrim 1-14 Conor Grimes fired the decisive goal in injury-time at Croke Park as Louth capped Allianz football league promotion with the(...)

The GPO during the ceremony commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising 1916 on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Events will be taking place across the country over the weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, which took place on April 24th, 19(...)

Doctors are being overwhelmed by parents bringing in healthy children because of the Government’s free GP care scheme for Under 6s, it has been claim(...)

The court heard Garda Lynch was off work for several weeks and had temporarily needed to interrupt his sporting activities.

A 35-year-old garda, who broke his right big toe and lost his right thumbnail while detaining a suspect, has been awarded €20,000 compensation in the (...)