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Former Tánaiste Joan Burton  arrives at  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court in May last year for  the trial of   men  who were charged with  falsely imprisoning  her and her adviser at a water charges protest in Jobstown in 2014. They were later acquitted. File photograph: Collins Courts

The Garda’s rescue of former tánaiste Joan Burton of Labour and her assistant from a 2014 anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin, meant the op(...)

Garda protect then tánaiste Joan Burton from anti-water charge demonstrators in 2014. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The policing operation around an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown, Dublin, in 2014 lacked “strategic direction” and risk assessments were not ca(...)

For the last two years, Mick Wallace, has been highlighting Cerberus’s role in Project Eagle, Nama’s €1.6 billion sale of its Northern Ireland loans. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Independent TD Mick Wallace and his son Sasha will defend a bid by the liquidator of the politician’s property business to disqualify them from acting(...)

Shane Ross and Cllr Kevin Daly in Stepaside. Photograph:  Mark Hilliard

Squeezed onto a narrow traffic island in the middle of Stepaside, Minister for Transport Shane Ross happily waved as cars beeped their horns while pas(...)

Michael Lowry TD alleges the decision to transfer his trial to Dublin breaches his rights and amounts to his being punished for being popular with voters in Co Tipperary. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Independent TD Michael Lowry claims the DPP is pursuing an “improper policy” of pursuing him over alleged tax offences. A Revenue Appeals Commissio(...)

Fine Gael TD Simon Harris was speaking at the publication today of a cross-party submission on mental health reform. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A Government TD has demanded greater public oversight of HSE spending to ensure money ring-fenced for mental health services was not siphoned away to (...)