Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has been criticised for comments in which he referred to unionists as ‘bastards’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has been criticised for comments in which he referred to unionists as “bastards”.Amid tensions in the North between Si(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the party’s 75th Ard Fheis in Killarney earlier this year: the party is  now effectively on election footing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The two largest Opposition parties expect a general election to take place much earlier than the Government’s declared date of Easter 2016.Senior fi(...)

Enda Winters: now works for Beijing’s premier craft brewer, Great Leap Brewing

Chinese beer is pretty good, and is about the best thing you can drink with Chinese food – pairing wine is difficult – but increasingly the country’s (...)

Minister for Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed 
that
a cross-Border inquiry into sex abuse allegations against paramilitaries is being considered by the Government. Photograph:
Collins

Minister for Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed a cross-Border inquiry into sex abuse allegations against paramilitaries is being cons(...)

Aerogen was named overall winner of the Irish Exporters Association, Export Industry Awards 2014 last night. Pictured from left to right: Jonny Cosgrove, Eileen Duffy, Fiona Power, John Power, Bernadette Power, Simon Donoghue, Eileen Sweeney, Orla McGovern and Tom McGovern. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Aerogen, the medical device and drug delivery company, was named Exporter of the Year at the annual Export Industry Awards last night.The Co Galway-ba(...)

 Regina Doherty met gardaí on Friday.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael TD has called for legislation that will allow whistleblowers to come forward with evidence about sexual abuse by members of paramilitary g(...)

Ireland’s only orchestral baroque music festival takes place this weekend in Ardee in partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Chief O’Neill Traditional Music Festival The celebration of traditional music legend Chief O’Neill takes places in Bantry, West Cork until Sunday, Nov(...)

A motorist trapped in flood waters on Enniskerry Road, Sandyford, Dublin early this morning. Photograph: Harry McGovern 2:34

A weather warning advising of heavy rain over the next 12 hours has been issued for the east coast of the country. The Met Éireann yellow warning, whi(...)

Commuters negotiate waterlogged roads following a heavy downpour, at Elizabeth O’Farrell Park, off Lombard Street in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Warnings of a second spell of heavy rain were issued overnight with a potential for flooding from Dublin to Cork and into some midland counties this (...)

Gardai are investigating a fatal crash near Ardee, Co Louth this morning.

Two men have died after a car hit a bridge and a tree in Co Louth in the early hours of this morning. The crash happened on the N2 at Hunterstown, abo(...)