Paul Murphy TD said Minister Alan Kelly was “swaggering around the place like Nelson from the Simpsons, threatening to rob people’s lunch money’’.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Legislation dealing with a refusal to pay water charges will be published shortly after Easter, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. Minister for t(...)

The number of awards was up by 16 per cent, from 10,656 to 12,420. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

The amount paid out by the Injuries Board increased by 15 per cent last year from €243.5 million to €281 million. The number of awards was up by 16 pe(...)

‘The interesting thing is that this hostility (against Gerry Adams, above) is largely an Irish phenomenon. I don’t detect the same level of antagonism in the British or European or US media.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Even in far-off Washington DC for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams couldn’t escape the front pages of the Irish news(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused  of demeaning the office of Taoiseach with his comments from the US suggesting Mr Adams has knowledge of sex abuse by IRA members that has not been passed to the authorities.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused Enda Kenny of demeaning the office of Taoiseach with his comments from the US suggesting Mr Adams has knowled(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Gerry Adams: events in Washington and New York lined up. Photograph: Getty Images

A number of Sinn Féin figures are travelling to the United States over the next week for a round of St Patrick’s Day fundraising, as well as participa(...)

 ‘The alleged attacker of Maíria Cahill was ordered into exile by the IRA. So was the alleged attacker of Paudie McGahon.’ Above, BBC Northern Ireland ‘Spotlight’ reporter, Jennifer O’Leary interviewing Paudie McGahon. Photograph: BBC Northern Ireland

In recent Irish history, just two bodies have had the power to order a citizen into exile. No government, no court of law, no official body, however p(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has challenged Gerry Adams to “present himself” to the Garda and tell them what he knows about the cases of abuse victims Paudie McGahon and Maíria Cahill.  Photograph: BBC Northern Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he doesn’t believe the denials of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams that he wasn’t aware of the IRA sex abuses cases or th(...)

Labour Party leader Joan Burton and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny (centre) have seen support for th Coalition parties grow, while support for Gerry Adams’s Sinn Féin is flat.

The two Coalition parties show signs of recovering some of the support they have lost in the past year, according to the latest opinion poll.The lates(...)

Paudie McGahon: “I knew that chap long before it ever happened and then all of a sudden he started to lose control of his life, but he has got control back.” Photograph: BBC

The man who alleges he was sexually abused by an IRA man and subjected to a republican kangaroo court has said he expects another victim of the same a(...)