People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett. Mr Boyd Barrett, along with Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes, was referred to gardaí  after missing a deadline to disclose donations to the Standards of Public Office. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two TDs were referred to gardaí recently after missing a deadline to disclose donations.People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett and Fine(...)

Protesters during the Stand Up to Racism and Fascism national demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London on Saturday. Photograph: PA

The Irish State remains in denial about racism, a rally in Dublin to mark UN international day against racism on Saturday was told. The United Nations(...)

Marchers are converging on O’Connell Street for a rally at 2pm. Photograph: Pamela Duncan

Tens of thousands of water charge protesters converged on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Saturday where a rally calling for the abolition of the planned(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett says he expects to see an “enormous show of strength” from the Irish public in ensuring a boycott of the Irish Water charges. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak

Right2Water campaigners say they expect “tens of thousands” of protesters to take to the streets of Dublin this weekend in what they say will be “a th(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett said there was an irony in the No side’s argument that they wanted to protect children. Photograph: Alan Betson

Those opposing the marriage equality referendum were described as “a small but loud minority’’ by Independent TD Clare Daly. “The idea that the State(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at the start of the Eurogroup meeting of finance ministers at the EU council headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

Banks are using the threat of repossession to get home owners to engage with them, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. Mr Noonan is in Bruss(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the Leopardstown races. Photograph:  INPHO/Donall Farme

Over-35s who don’t have health insurance are being urged to take out cover now or else face more expensive premiums when new rules come into place fro(...)

An anti-water charge protest in Dublin city centre. Two  councillors will not be asked to repay the costs of “excessive usage ” of council printing facilities to produce anti-water charge leaflets. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Dublin city councillors will not be asked to repay the costs of “excessive usage ” of council printing facilities totalling more than €8,600 in six mo(...)

Crowds gather outside the Central Bank in Dublin to protest against the jailing of five anti-water charge protesters. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Two anti-water charge protesters, who were among five jailed last week for defying a court order, have gone on hunger-strike, thousands of people who (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “while China has formally lifted its ban on Irish beef, the next step will require a Chinese veterinary inspection to approve individual processing plants for export.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A formal agreement has been reached with China on lifting its ban on Irish beef, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced.He also confirmed small schools in(...)