Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has proposed a regional authority for Dublin. File photograph: Collins

A second Bill proposing a directly elected mayor of Dublin has been given the go-ahead by the Government to be debated by the Dáil. Green Party leade(...)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking at  the World Climate Change Conference  in Marrakech. Photograph: REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

The stance of US president-elect Donald Trump denying the existence of climate change has met with a growing chorus of criticism from international, a(...)

The Islamic Cultural Centre in  Clonskeagh: the centre had “provided strong leadership over many years”, said Minister David Stanton. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin’s Clonskeagh has been praised for exploring “new ways to embed a culture of respect for diversity” in Ireland, w(...)

 Micaela Connery from Connecticut at the viewing party for Election Night 2016 hosted by the embassy of the United States  at the Guinness Storehouse, St James Gate, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On an exceptionally cold night in Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse was the hottest ticket in town. Politicians, political types, media, business peop(...)

 Gerry Adams said Sinn Féin’s four MPs will not take their Westminster seats for Brexit vote. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has confirmed that his party’s four MPs will not take their seats in Westminster to vote against Britain leaving the EU. (...)

Sinn Féin’s Aengus Ó Snodaigh  and   deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald: Ó Snodaigh has raised the idea of a new national bank holiday since 2012. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected proposals for an extra bank holiday on April 24th each year to commemorate the events of 1916 as “neither appropriate not(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman  Jim O’Callaghan: said there was a pressing need for a judicial council to be established. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Association of Judges in Ireland (AJI) has called for the establishment of a judicial council following claims made against a member of the judici(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: He asked Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar if  Fine Gael has “locked us into a system that discriminates against parents in the home through our tax system and the provisions we have made?”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government was accused by Green Party leader Eamon Ryan of discriminating against parents caring for their children in the home. “Has Fine Gael (...)

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There has been a broad welcome for the Government’s decision to start the ratification process for the Paris Agreement on global climate change. Min(...)

Captain Ciara O’Sullivan at the Cork women’s football All-Ireland champions’ homecoming in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Deja vu does not cover the half of it – another drizzly night in September and hundreds of loyal Cork women’s Gaelic football fans are congregated on (...)