Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Labour Senator Susan O’Keeffe have been added to the banking inquiry committee. 1:25

The Government has forced through changes in the Seanad  yesterday, reestablishing its majority in the Oireachtas Joint Committee of Inquiry i(...)

A file photograph of Reform Alliance members who launched a policy document today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sweeping changes in the political system are advocated by the Reform Alliance in a policy document launched today.However, the group of TDs and senato(...)

In a statement last night, Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary said while the archdiocese would co-operate with any inquiry, it did not have any involvement in the running of the home and had no records in its archives.

There is growing pressure on the Government to hold a full historical inquiry into the deaths of almost 800 children in a mother and baby home in T(...)

 Election posters on Cork Street Dublin 8.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The
Irish
Times

TDs and senators have been warned not to use pre-paid Oireachtas envelopes or other Oireachtas facilities to support candidates in next week’s Europea(...)

Sam McAughtry, who has died aged 91, was a writer and broadcaster having previously been a career civil servant. From a loyalist backgro(...)

Eoin McFadden (centre left) carrying the remains of his mother Nicky Mc Fadden into at Our Lady’s Queen of Peace Church, Coosan, Athlone for funeral Mass. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were among hundreds of mourners in attendance today at the Funeral of Nicky McFadden, the (...)

 The wreckage of a helicopter at the accident site in Gillingham, Norfolk. Photograph:  EPA/Jason Bye

The Government, along with the heads of the Stormont Executive have paid tribute to Eddie Haughey, who died in a helicopter crash in Britain ye(...)

 Senator David Norris claims his reputation has been damaged by  two broadcasts.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The High Court has refused to grant food critic Helen Lucy Burke disclosure of documents she claimed would show Senator David Norris had an amb(...)

More people in Ireland are renting their homes today than at any other time since the 1950s. Successive governments have viewed the rented sect(...)

 Pope Francis:   Mr Norris  referred to Pope Francis’s links with Ireland and said he was partially educated at Milltown Park in Dublin. Photograph: EPA/Fabio Frustaci

A formal request to Pope Francis to visit Ireland moved a step closer after the Seanad unanimously agreed a motion inviting hi(...)