Mary and Timmy Casey with grandchildren Jay and Britney, participating in a Travellers’ rights protest in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is to consider formally recognising Travellers as an ethnic group for the first time following a r(...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Three out of four households will still not be metered when water charges are introduced in October, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore ha(...)

While there was no statement from the Government in response to the outcome of the Anglo trial, there were differing reactions from Opposition (...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Three out of four households will not be metered when water is charged for next October, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said. “We need to hav(...)

The State has argued, at various points, that recognition of Traveller ethnicity was not proven and that granting recognition would prove too costly to the State. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An Oireachtas committee has formally called on the Government to recognise Traveller ethnicity for the first time. In a report published (...)

Enda Kenny: speaking in the Seanad on the establishment of an inquiry into the recording of phone calls in Garda stations. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has revealed that in the past two weeks he received a number of correspondences alleging wrongdoing by ga(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Government would continue to discuss over the next two weeks the issues outlined by Mr Hogan. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Householders are facing an average annual water charge of €240, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. He told the Dáil that th(...)

The Taoiseach told the Dáil today the average annual water charge would be about €240. Speaking after this morning’s Cabinet meeting, (...)

GAA director general Paraic Duffy: “It is simply not possible for the GAA to ensure free-to-air coverage at home while at the same time making its games accessible to Irish people abroad.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sky Sports was the only British broadcaster interested in screening Gaelic games, GAA director general Páraic(...)

Alex White, Minister of State for Primary Care: following months of disagreement over what could be covered in negotiations, Mr White is now proposing “talks about talks” on how engagement might proceed. .Photograph: Alan Betson

Family doctors risk losing their existing under-six medical card patients if they fail to sign up to the Government’s plan to extend GP care to(...)

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