Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, authors of Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling: The Novel. Photograph: Nathalie Marquez Courtney

I feel like I’ve known Aisling forever, but technically she’s only about 10 years old. It all started when Emer McLysaght and I moved in together, ha(...)

Brendan  Howlin has to rely on experienced, well-known political figures in an attempt to maximise seats. Photograph: Mary Browne

Many have yet to come to terms with the new politics but the Labour Party has struggled more than most. It has yet to figure out its place i(...)

Joe McQuillan leaves the field with his assistants and umpires following the 2013 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The GAA has confirmed the controversial appointment of Cavan’s Joe McQuillan as Sunday week’s All-Ireland final referee. The Kill Shamrocks clubman p(...)

The vigil organised for Jack Watson, a homeless man who died in Dublin last week, by homeless group A Lending Hand, which was held in Mr Watson’s memory outside the Dáil. Photograph:Nick Bradshaw

A 30-year-old woman who died in a tent while sleeping rough in Cork on Friday night was a “very decent girl” who had fallen on hard times, according t(...)

City life: public transport costs in the London region can be high but very good value given the vast distance covered.

Brexit’s dark cloud looms large over us all as we wait for a bit of clarity as to our future relationship with our nearest neighbour once its tortuous(...)

The men, one in his 30s and the other in his 40s, were arrested on Saturday night. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Gardaí ­arrested two men and seized almost €830,000 in cash in Co Kildare on Saturday night. The men, one in his 30s and the other in his 40s, were a(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the homelessness crisis was “neither resources, nor money nor ideology. A huge amount is being done but clearly more is needed.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Charities involved in helping homeless families have criticised the Minister for Housing for claiming “ideology” does not play a role in the housing c(...)

A view of the River Lee in Cork City. Photograph: File/Bryan O’Brien

The family of a homeless woman who died in a tent on the southside of Cork city on Friday have issued an appeal for privacy as they grieve their loss.(...)

The Irish Army building a replacement road bridge on the main Carndonagh to Quigley’s Point road in Donegal after the original bridge was destroyed in last week’s floods. Photograph:  Margaret McLaughlin

Hughie Devlin watched on as engineers from the Defence Forces worked to install a Bailey bridge across the river Cabry in Co Donegal this week. It is(...)

Speaking about reports during the week of a new semi-State body to oversee housing, Mr Donohoe confirmed a review was ‘underway’. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said the Government needs to “look at new ideas” when it comes to the housing crisis. Mr Donohoe sent his c(...)