Former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president Pat Hickey could face a maximum 44 years in prison if found guilty of all charges in Brazil, accordi(...)

 Former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland Pat Hickey and others are due to stand trial in Rio in connection with the tickets controversy. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president Pat Hickey has accused an Oireachtas committee of breaching his constitutional rights to a fair tria(...)

Minister for Transport  Shane Ross has dismissed objections to the drink-driving Bill as ‘complete and utter nonsense’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Cabinet has deferred a decision on whether to allow a free vote on controversial proposals to impose a mandatory driving ban on all motorists conv(...)

 Minister for Sport Shane Ross: ‘the matters at issue are complex’

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said he is awaiting advice on the Moran report on the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) ticketing process from the of(...)

 Will Ruth Coppinger TD be ejected for refusing to stand for prayer? Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Oireachtas Golf Society held its agm recently in Leinster House recently. Outgoing captain Eamonn Coghlan, who was one of the Taoiseach’s nominee(...)

Shane Ross  proposes a three-month ban on drivers found with 51-80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood. Photograph: David Sleator

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland has accused the Minister for Transport of misleading the public in his attempts to change drink-driving legislatio(...)

Alan Dardis and Pat Doyle during secondary picketing relating to the Bus Éireann strike at Conyngham Rd Dublin Bus depot on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dublin Bus and Irish Rail have told the National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) they are taking legal action to recoup lost income as a result of yesterday(...)

Shane Ross: he said the evidence demonstrated a need for stricter legislation, and confirmed he would pursue separate measures to name and shame drink drivers

Minister for Transport Shane Ross intends to pursue legislation to automatically disqualify drink drivers despite strong opposition. Mr Ross said the(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: ‘I am absolutely determined that anybody over the legal limit shall face a disqualification.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has criticised TDs “shamelessly’’ succumbing to pressure to oppose his planned reversal of a loophole allowing first(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross wants drink-drivers  caught with between 50mg and 80mg of alcohol per 100mg of blood to be disqualified from driving for three months. Photograph:  Dave Meehan

Families of people killed on Irish roads have urged politicians to “listen to the victims” and back mandatory bans for those caught drink-driving. T(...)