Residents whose houses could be demolished during construction of the proposed Galway city bypass never received notification about the plans, according to local homeowners.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Residents whose houses could be demolished during construction of the proposed Galway city bypass never received notification about the plans, accordi(...)

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Tanaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton has said she believes the Government should run its full term.“My own view is that we should use the remaining (...)

Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland celebrates after his victory over Chris Avalos of USA for the IBF Super Bantamweight World Title at Odyssey Arena on February 28th in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

He unites the people of the North in a way politicians can only dream of.World champion boxer Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton is riding high after retainin(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton after her address to the Labour party conference in Killarney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times  2:20

A series of pre-election pledges including increased child benefit next year have been made by Tánaiste Joan Burton.In her keynote speech to the Labou(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said the Labour Party leader helped negotiate the programme for Government.  File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused Tánaiste Joan Burton of being the “architect of austerity” at a gathering on Saturday. Mr Adams s(...)

 John Wilson: said prohibition never worked. File Photograph: Courts Collins

Garda whistleblower John Wilson has called for a “rational, mature” debate on legalising cannabis in Ireland, given its widespread use.“If the psychoa(...)

Peter Robinson addressed a business breakfast in west Belfast on Friday in what the Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey described as a “historic” visit.Above,Peter Robinson  with Bishop Noel Treanor in the Great Hall at Stormont, Belfast..  Photo: Jonathan Porter

First Minister Peter Robinson addressed a business breakfast in west Belfast on Friday in what the Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey described as a “historic” (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar speaking at the Fine Gael party conference in Castlebar last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A Sinn Féin-led government would involve a rule of fear, the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. He said in a Sinn Féin administration there wo(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: ‘We did it in a very different way from the Greeks . . . But we got spectacular success.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

As the pre-election demands from Syriza ran into European realpolitik in recent weeks, those in the Coalition have exuded a degree of satisfaction.(...)

The threat from dissident republicans remains severe in Northern Ireland but moderate in Britain, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has informed Westminster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

The threat from dissident republicans remains severe in Northern Ireland but moderate in Britain, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has informed(...)