Independent TD Lucinda Creighton: her efforts with Shane Ross, Michael Fitzmaurice and others to bring together groups of like-minded individuals on the centre-right  have been echoed by People Before Profit, the Socialist Party and the Anti-Austerity Alliance. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

A surge in opinion poll support for Independent TDs and Others, making this the largest catch-all grouping in the Dáil, has opened up the prospect of (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure  Brendan Howlin says the first action the Taoiseach took on taking office was to cap his salary at €200,000. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoisigh and gardaí had a shorter timespan to accumulate pension rights because it was understood they would not be in the same position for a long (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett  was in full flight, hands waving, voice hoarse from addressing the rally the previous day. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett seemed ready to attribute superhuman powers of observation to the media in the Dáil.And then he (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett addresses the crowd. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The numbers who attended the Right2Water protest in Dublin city centre will eventually force the Government to reverse water charges, the leaders of t(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit said ‘The Irish Times’ poll reflected the reality that people had rejected Alan Kelly’s so-called concessions on water charges. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Right 2 Water campaign has predicted tens of thousands of people will take to the streets of Dublin on December 10th to protest against water char(...)

A man walks past flowers left near Leinster House in Dublin, where a man was found dead this morning. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire 2:50

Homeless groups have warned of grave risks facing rough sleepers following the death of a homeless man a short distance from Leinster House in Dublin.(...)

Council tenants will be pursued for any unpaid water bills by their local authority housing managers, under legislation being drawn up by Government. Above, People before Profit Kim O’Donnell, Brid Smith, Paul Shields and Andrew Keegan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Council tenants will be pursued for any unpaid water bills by their local authority housing managers, under legislation being drawn up by Government. (...)

St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin. “It is bad enough the people of Wicklow have to bypass Loughlinstown Hospital. Now they will also have to bypass St Vincent’s”

TDs in Wicklow and south Dublin have expressed concern over a withdrawal of ambulance transfers for heart attack patients to St Vincent’s hospital.Am(...)

An extra €5 million will be go to housing and homeless services in next year’s budget. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rate cuts to Dublin businesses will be curtailed and an extra €5 million allocated to housing and homeless services in an attempt to pass Dublin City(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett of the Right2water campaign. The Government is “continuing to allow Irish Water to act in an outrageous manner, allowing them to attempt to secure the personal details of tens of thousands of households’ information”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish Water has written to every local authority in the State seeking the names and addresses of all their council tenants. They have not asked for t(...)