Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan: ‘If people were more active in the switching market, it might keep banks on their toes and we would encourage that.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As many as 15,000 holders of standard variable-rate (SVR) mortgages could see their repayments fall by more than €1,000 a year simply by switching (...)

A dog waiting outside a polling station on Friday while his owner casts his vote. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The strong Yes vote returned by many working class areas, particularly in Dublin and Limerick, showed such communities were embracing social change fa(...)

Renua candidate Patrick McKee: he adds an interesting dimension to this election, as it is the first electoral test for the party. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny tomorrow will be closely watched as a guide to the strength of the parties ahead of the general election. The result(...)

As the economy recovers, public satisfaction with the Government has risen to its highest point in four years and the pattern is most pronounced among(...)

Dublin City Council received 1,491 ‘repair requests’ from tenants about excessive damp and mould growth in their homes

Almost 1,500 complaints of damp and mould were made to Dublin City Council in the past year by tenants of its flats and houses.In almost all cases – 9(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: under pressure to deliver badly-needed victory in Carlow-Kilkenny Dáil byelection. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 9:08

Fianna Fáil needs to win the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection to secure a much-needed boost for the party and its leader, Micheál Martin.Victory would copp(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was heckled by anti-water charges protesters in Sligo on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and US ambassador Kevin O’Malley were heckled and jeered by protesters at a ceremony in Co Sligo on Saturday to honour the Irish (...)

Garda preserve the scene on Steelstown Road in Rathcoole,Co Dublin after a baby girl was discovered by a member of the public on Friday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Gardaí have renewed an appeal for information following the discovery of a newborn girl wrapped in plastic in west Dublin on Friday.Gardaí have stress(...)

Paul Maskey: “This was a vote against austerity, a vote against Tory cuts and all the cuts on welfare reform.”

Sinn Féin’s Paul Maskey recorded an expected landslide victory in West Belfast to claim the party’s only MP seat in the city.Although the result was n(...)

The byelection on May 22nd will be the first electoral test of the new party, which is led by Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A comprehensive analysis of the policy positions of Renua Ireland’s candidate in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection confirms the party is to the right ide(...)