Paul Murphy TD: said march would be a reminder to the Government that the anger over the introduction of water charges had not subsided. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

People who do not pay the water charges should still collect their €100 conservation grant, anti-water charge campaigners have said. Sinn Féin, Peop(...)

Sligo county councillor Séamus (Séamie) O’Boyle,  who has died after apparently suffering a heart attack while driving

Tributes have been paid to Sligo county councillor Seamus (Seamie) O’Boyle who has died suddenly after apparently suffering a heart attack while drivi(...)

‘While support for Fine Gael and Labour may well increase in the run-up to the next election, an economic recovery is unlikely to restore matters to the status quo.’ Above, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton, at a press conference to mark the Government’s fourth year in office. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

While economic turmoil appears to have abated in Ireland, the political turmoil that usually accompanies this may be about to begin. Economic c(...)

Gardaí are investigating racist attack that has seen a mother and her children forced from their home

Gardaí are investigating a series of racist incidents that have forced a mother and her children out of their home. Two men vandalised the house in Cl(...)

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos talks with ministers and Syriza lawmakers attends a parliamentary session in Athens. Photograph: Reuters

A number of Irish political parties, groupings and politicians have aligned themselves to Syriza and its enigmatic leader Alexis Tsipras in the last f(...)

Roscommon County  Council paid €92,500 to three debt collection  agencies in 2014, far more than any other local authority.

Roscommon County Council spent more on third-party debt collection agencies than any other local authority last year, according to new figures. Resear(...)

The Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Dublin City Council

Following last year’s local elections, Sinn Féin was the largest party on the city council, with 16 of the 63 seats. They had a healthy margin ahead o(...)

Clerys department store on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have voted to prevent Clerys department store from being used for offices or a hotel. Clerys was sold by Boston-based Gordon (...)

Labour Party leader Joan Burton. Separate opinion polls have suggested a fall in support for her party.

Labour Party support has shown a decline in separate political opinion polls published on Sunday. According to a Millward Brown poll for the Sunday I(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming: “It is introducing a series of amendments at the latest possible stage in the Dáil to a Bill that has nothing to do with water charges”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has been accused of trying to ram through “draconian laws forcing people to pay their water charges”. Minister for the Environme(...)