Tatiana Perju had been given notice by landlord Peter Wilson to quit a house (boarded up, above) at Saddlers Avenue, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15. He has been directed to allow them back into the property.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A landlord who boarded up his rental property and locked out a mother and two young children has been ordered to let them back in. Tatiana Perju had (...)

Fianna Fáil social protection spokesman Willie O’Dea  feels his demand for a €5 rise in the State pension and disability and carers allowance will not be fully met.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil social protection spokesman Willie O’Dea has intervened in budget negotiations to demand social welfare increases. The Sunday Independent (...)

Cancer Week Ireland runs from Monday, September 25th to Sunday, October 1st

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer – whether as a patient or a carer. And as latest statistics show that one in three of us may de(...)

An inquest heard a  toxicology report had showed Amy Leech (36) had toxic levels of morphine in her system and very high levels of codeine. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A boy aged eight found his mother unresponsive in bed and phoned for an ambulance, an inquest has heard. Attempts to resuscitate Amy Leech (36), fro(...)

Deerpark Estate in Castleknock Village: the area is traditionally seen as a middle-class and well-to-do area. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Dublin West electoral constituency stretches from and includes the Phoenix Park and runs to the Liffey at the south and to the border of Meath on (...)

Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe: next generation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leo Varadkar is 38. His first vote was in the general election of 1997, when Bertie Ahern snatched victory from under the noses of a competent but pol(...)

Fine Gael TD for Dublin West Leo Varadkar’s meteoric rise is partly the result of avoiding contentious decisions in favour of popular rhetoric. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/AFP/Getty Images

In Dublin West 10 years ago, Leo Varadkar, then trying to win a seat in a tightly fought constituency, distributed hundreds of Lion bars, emblazoned w(...)

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar: a career politician, whose drive and determination come with personal sacrifice. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fifteen years ago, a 23-year-old Leo Varadkar wrote to The Irish Times proposing a new system for electing the leader of Fine Gael. He, and the co-si(...)

The bitter falling out between Frank  Gleeson on one side, and a consortium that includes Irish-American investors and Danu Partners, backed by the founders of Setanta Sports, on the other, spawned three separate legal actions

and Peace has broken out between Dublin publican Frank Gleeson and his fellow shareholders in the Mercantile pub group, following several days of medi(...)

Publican Frank Gleeson has secured temporary High Court injunctions preventing his dismissal as CEO of the Mercantile Group.

Publican Frank Gleeson has secured temporary High Court injunctions preventing his dismissal as chief executive of the Mercantile Group. Mr Justice (...)