The Environmental Protection Agency has warned over a microscopic parasite in drinking water. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Some 161,000 people are at risk of crippling illness from a microscopic parasite in drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency has warned. (...)

Acting Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan arriving for the Public Accounts Committee. January 23rd, 2014. Photograph: Frank Miller

2014 January 23rd: Assistant Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan first comes to widespread attention as she is seen sitting, unmoved, beside then Ga(...)

 Regina Doherty said the Garda Commissioner  had an incredible track record in her service to public life. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been described as “an incredible role model for women in this county’’ by Minister for Employment and Social (...)

Dublin airport has unveiled baby-feeding rooms in Terminal 1 and 2. The facilities offer parents a quiet and private space in which to fuel little ones. Photograph: Courtesy Dublin Airport

NEWS Babies on board Dublin airport is tending to its youthful demographic with its most recent update – opening dedicated baby-feeding rooms in Term(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe indicated that the Government would press ahead with its plan to merge USC and PRSI

Reducing taxes for low and middle income earners will be a major objective of next month’s budget, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. Th(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s stance on Sinn Féin makes a reversal of the current arrangement with Fine Gael the most likely outcome of the next election. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil today feels a strengthening wind behind it. Perhaps not one that will bring it back to the days of yore when its hegemony was un(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone:  “Repealing the Eighth Amendment is about reproductive rights for all women, including those who want to continue with their pregnancies.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said women will not be equal citizens in Ireland until the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constituti(...)

In Dublin the number of homeless children increased by 153, from 2,270 in June to 2,423. The number of homeless families in the capital grew by 63, from 1,115 to 1,178 since June. File photograph: iStockPhoto

There are now almost 3,000 homeless children across the State, among a total homeless population of 8,160 according to the latest figures. The data(...)

 Aoife Winterlich (14), from Walkinstown, Dublin 12, was on a weekend scout trip  on Sunday, December 6th, 2015, when she and fellow scout Philip Byrne were swept out to sea from rocks at Hook Head Lighthouse in Co Wexford.

A Coast Guard crew winching two scouts from the sea simultaneously when one fell had never performed the operation before, an inquest heard. Aoife W(...)

Galway fans have been able to watch  careers grow and develop – in the case of Johnny Coen and David Burke, above, from wing-men to possibly the best midfield partnership in the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pádraig Kelly, of Galway and Sarsfields, won man of the match in the 1993 All-Ireland hurling final, the last time a player on the losing side won tha(...)