On the Probe trail in TCD during the 2016 staging of the event.

More than 40 free events including debates and live experiments feature in Dublin’s “pop up festival of research” taking place at Trinity College Dubl(...)

'Any visitor to this country could be forgiven for thinking they were listening to satire.'

George Hook is always at his most unintentionally hilarious when speaking from his loftiest soapbox. Last month, following the Broadcasting Authority (...)

Newstalk presenter George Hook. File photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

What I have to say is of no consequence. The organisation against which it is aimed will be no more conscious of it than a speeding car is of a fly ma(...)

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(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said  mediation as an alternative to the court proceedings will be a voluntary process. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has stressed that mediation as an alternative to the court proceedings will be a voluntary process. Mr Flanagan(...)

Ivana Bacik said the referendum on the repeal of the eighth amendment on abortion needed to be held by the end of February or early March next year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The first priority of the new Taoiseach must be to set a date for a referendum on the repeal of the eighth amendment on abortion, the Seanad has heard(...)

 Hildegarde Naughton will be one of four Fine Gael TDs on the Oireachtas abortion committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs Hildegarde Naughton and Peter Fitzpatrick will take the final two slots on the 21-person Oireachtas abortion committee. Fine Gael and F(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Private companies and public sector employers will be compelled to publish the differences between their pay for women and men, under new legislation (...)

Senator Lynn Ruane. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Trinity College Independent Senator Lynn Ruane has said she considered joining Fine Gael recently to vote against Leo Varadkar becoming party leader a(...)

Candidates for the Fine Gael leadership Minister for Housing Simon Coveney  and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The day after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) changed the header on its website hom(...)