Independent senator Gerard Craughwell said the decision of Eurostat that Irish Water had to remain on the State’s books was a matter of national importance that needed a full public debate. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Opposition parties have backed a campaign by Independent senator Gerard Craughwell to have the Seanad recalled to debate the Irish Water controver(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty has accused the Government of providing misinformation on the true nature of the Eurostat decision.

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty has said the detailed decision from Eurostat to the CSO on Irish Water shows the Government has been provid(...)

Frankie Boyle’s appearance is one of the headline shows of the festival.

A controversial performance by Frankie Boyle is to go ahead at the West Belfast Festival, or Féile an Phobail, despite protests by a group who claimed(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers is meeting senior US government officials in Washington. Photograph: PA

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers said she received a “very sympathetic hearing” from Obama administration aides on her views about the Northern Ire(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams who said he made a comment about the IRA remaining undefeated to mark the end of their campaign.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said a comment about the IRA not being defeated was made to mark the 10-year anniversary of the formal end to the (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan being questioned about  Irish Water at the launch of Activate Capital. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Despite the Coalition’s muted protests about the troika forcing its hand on the water charges issue, Irish Water is very much a creature of Fine Gael.(...)

 John Tierney managing director of Irish Water. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

April 2009 Fine Gael suggests a new utility called Irish Water as part of its NewERA strategy.   November 2010 Fianna Fáil-led governm(...)

Gerry Adams at a press conference in Dublin on July 28th, 2005, responding to the IRA announcement that its armed campaign was over. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has marked the 10th anniversary of the IRA formally declaring its armed campaign was over by stating the “IRA was neve(...)

Gardaí at the house where  Marie Quigley was found dead  near Hackballscross, Co Louth. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

People in the parish of Kilkerley, Dundalk, where the Co Louth couple Marie and Jim Quigley lived, have expressed their shock and sadness at their dea(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers flies to Washington today to update politicians and prominent Irish-Americans. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

The public relations battle over who is chiefly responsible for the political deadlock caused by the welfare reform dispute has crossed the Atlantic(...)