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(...)

A rally in support of the jailed protesters will be held in Dublin today, Friday, and is expected to draw thousands of people. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 0:57

The jailing of five water protesters for defying a court order has been portrayed as a “political act” by a leading figure in the anti-water charge(...)

Anti-water charge protesters are marching in Dublin after five people opposed to the charges were jailed after being found to be in contempt of court. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times. 0:57

Anti-water charge protesters are marching in Dublin after five people opposed to the charges were jailed after being found to be in contempt of court.(...)

SICAP funding will begin in April, replacing the Local and Community Development Programme which had been the funding stream for the sector for almost 20 years. Photograph:  iStockPhoto

Hundreds of jobs will be lost and public services cut in some of the poorest areas under Government plans to change how community projects are funded(...)

Say hello, wave goodbye: the Stena Explorer arrives in Dún Laoghaire for the first time, in 1996. Photograph: Joe St Leger 2:00

Alistair Rumball is good at making a splash or two, as marine co-ordinator for films such as The Guard and Saving Private Ryan. The Sky television ser(...)

In the Dáil, Richard Boyd Barrett described as “completely unique” the situation in relation to  the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Amendment (Fatal Foetal Abnormalities) Bill. “It has nothing to do with the right to life because you cannot protect a life when we are talking about a condition that is incompatible with life. It can’t be protected. And that is the point of this Bill.” 3:36

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett has spoken in the Dáil about his daughter who was born with fatal foetal abnormalities and who would n(...)

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Locals reflected on the “the end of an era” on Wednesday as Stena Line’s announcement meant no ferry service would run from Dun Laoghaire this year af(...)

Protesters gather in central Dublin for water charges protest. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy

A man arrested and charged following an anti-water charge protest in Dublin yesterday afternoon has been released. The arrest occurred after a group o(...)