Somaia Halawa with a postcard of her brother Ibrahim Halawa to launch a camaign to free him at Buswells Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A postcard campaign was announced in Dublin on Monday to highlight the ongoing plight of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa held in a Cairo priso(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on finance Pearse Doherty. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tensions within the Oireachtas banking inquiry are growing as the deadline to complete its work nears. Members met yesterday to examine th(...)

Pearse Doherty: called for remaining ReBo cash to be used for community investments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 90 per cent of the €250 million in State cash set aside to help restructure the credit union sector will be returned to the exchequer(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. A spokesman for the Minister confirmed early signature of the legislation on rent was being sought by the President. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins is to be asked to fast-track the new rent measures to avoid landlords increasing rent. The proposals, which in(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Government was prepared to send additional Irish troops to Mali to relieve French soldiers who may be sent to fight Islamic State. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

A majority of Irish voters believe the Government should respond positively to the request by France for security assistance after the Paris(...)

Colombia Three member Jim Monaghan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A night of “celebration and remembrance” has been held for veteran Republican Jim Monaghan, one of the “Colombia Three”. Mary Lou McDonal(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he was “pro-life” and against abortion on demand. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A consensus is emerging in Fine Gael that the unborn should maintain a constitutional protection in any review of abortion legislation. The (...)

The on-again, off-again Anglo-Irish affair known as the peace process was going through one of its more tempestuous phases yesterday. The we(...)

Fine Gael is set to add a former poll-topping Labour councillor to its election team in Cork East.

Fine Gael is set to add a former poll-topping Labour councillor to its election team in Cork East this weekend while Fianna Fáil will add the(...)

Minister for Children Dr James Reilly: The Taoiseach gave him a dressing-down in front of his party’s ministerial team over his comments calling for a repeal of the Eighth Amentment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been urged by three of his senior Ministers to address concerns surrounding the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. (...)