Nóirín O’Sullivan, former Garda commissioner. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tensions rose in An Garda Síochána this week, more so maybe than during many of the so-called big weeks of recent years. Stormy weather has been batte(...)

Stepaside Garda Station in Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An increasing population in Stepaside, Co Dublin justifies the reopening of its Garda station despite a significant dip in crime in the area over the (...)

While the public faces of each campaign are careful to stress their respect for the other’s point of view, it is clear many campaigners on either side really, really dislike their opponents. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tens of thousands of people will march through Dublin today in support of the liberalisation of Ireland’s abortion laws in the now annual March for Ch(...)

Fine Gael said it echoes the sentiments expressed by the chair of the Citizens’ Assembly, Ms Justice Laffoy. Photograph: Eric Luke

None of the four main parties favour implementing the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly for greatly increased access to abortion. Fianna Fáil (...)

Senator Catherine Noone, the chairwoman of the Oireachtas  committee on abortion, outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The chairwoman of the all-party Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment, Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone, has said it would be “prudent” for th(...)

The chairwoman of the all-party committee on the eighth amendment Senator Catherine Noone.

The chairwoman of the all-party committee on the eighth amendment Senator Catherine Noone has said that it would be “prudent” for the Government to pr(...)

Pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael Ministers do not believe the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly for the legalisation of abortion will pass “party, Dáil or country” a(...)

Theresa May: expected to signal a concession on the “divorce bill” promising that UK contributions to the EU budget will continue until 2020 at least. Photograph: Caitlin Ochs/Bloomberg

The visit of the European Parliament’s Brexit chief, Guy Verhofstadt, to Dublin on Thursday offered the Dáil and the Government reassurance, as far as(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “When an economy is growing, we should balance the books and pay down our debt.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has again committed his Government to tax cuts for middle-income earners in the Budget, despite Opposition claims that spare re(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: big challenges ahead. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The autumn political term begins in earnest at Leinster House today when the Dáil meets for a parliamentary session that will run up to Christmas and (...)