Former minister for justice Alan Shatter’s car is blocked from driving through the front gates of Leinster House by protesters, on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The female garda who was knocked unconscious at Wednesday’s water charges protest outside Leinster House which left members of the Oireachtas unable t(...)

Anti-water charge protesters scuffle with Gardaí outside the Dáil. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Traffic cones and glass bottles were thrown by protesters taking part in a water charges demonstration outside Leinster House on Wednesday night when (...)

At the marriage referendum count last month were Alex White, John Lyons, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys. Photograph: Cyril Byrne. 2:12

There is growing concern in Government that same-sex marriages could be delayed until next year. The outcome of the referendum on May 22nd is the sub(...)

 Alan Shatter: not appealing costs but requested a stay on order pending appeal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said he will appeal against the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report, conc(...)

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to appeal the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report concerning his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower, Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is to appeal the rejection of his High Court bid to quash parts of the Guerin report concerning his handling (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward arrives triumphantly at the Dáil after his win in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, and Senator Averil Power announces her resignation from Fianna Fáil at Government Buildings. Photographs: Colin Keegan/Collins; Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two events over the course of the week have suggested Fianna Fáil’s renewal drive is beginning to lose steam: the election of a member of the old guar(...)

A High Court judge has dismissed a challenge by former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter aimed at quashing certain parts of a report concerning his handling of allegations made by Garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe

A High Court judge has dismissed a challenge by former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter aimed at quashing certain parts of a report concerning his ha(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald: removed a section on surrogacy from the Children and Family Relationships Act. Photography: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Government is preparing to activate parts of the Children and Family Relationships Act, which overhauls the law on adoption and donor-assisted re(...)

Labour has been promised that a cut to the bankruptcy term will be in place by the end of the year. The party has campaigned for a reduction in the te(...)

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone has said she is ‘worried’ about the outcome of the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A prominent campaigner for a Yes vote in the forthcoming same-sex marriage referendum has said she is “worried” about the outcome of the vote.Indepen(...)