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Cork Rebels for Peace Rally outside Cork City Hall.  Photograph: Barry Roche

Cork is an open, welcoming city that rejects the politics of hate fomented by far right groups under the guise of seeking to protect freedom of speech(...)

A 52-year-old woman is in a critical condition after she was hit by a car in Co Galway on Tuesday night. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 52-year-old woman is in a critical condition after she was hit by a car in Co Galway on Tuesday night. The incident happened in Carrowmanagh, Ought(...)

Independent TD Noel Grealish arrives at Leinster House. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Chatting among themselves over coffee or in the Dáil bar, some TDs and Senators have been trying to figure out what exactly motivated Noel Grealish to(...)

Minister of State for Immigration David Stanton said State-owned land could be used to provide direct-provision accommodation for the growing number of asylum seekers arriving in the country.

Vacated barracks and defence forces accommodation could be used to house asylum seekers in the future, the Department of Justice has confirmed. The(...)

‘The comments by Fine Gael Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy about the alleged infiltration of Islamic State supporters into this country were not simply false – they were dangerous.’ Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The recent emergence of racist language in mainstream Irish politics has been a disturbing development. Two candidates in next week’s byelections have(...)

Independent TD Noel Grealish raised the issue of personal remittances sent from Ireland to other countries in the Dáil this week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“Disappointment” and “shock” were some of the responses from Irish emigrant support groups to Independent TD Noel Grealish’s comments regarding immigr(...)

Noel Grealish has held the seat in Galway West   since 2002, first for the PDs and afterwards as an independent. Photograph: Alan Betson

Two months ago Noel Grealish was recorded at a public meeting in Oughterard, called to discuss the potential opening of new accommodation for asylum s(...)

Noel Grealish was nowhere near the Dáil chamber when Leaders’ Questions rolled around again. Photograph: Screengrab from Oireachtas TV

“I like statistics,” remarked the Taoiseach during a discussion on the crime rate in Cork. “I am a believer in science – this is Science Week – and (...)

As an experienced politician and former leader of the Progressive Democrats, Independent TD Noel Grealish is well aware that the fears and concerns of small communities in relation to ‘others’ can be exploited. Photograph: The Irish Times

There was general agreement in the Dáil that Independent TD Noel Grealish had engaged in racism by asking Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for reassurance that (...)

Sr Joan Chittister  and former president Mary McAleese in conversation at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese has said it bothers her greatly to see people who are strangers to Ireland treated in ways that are contrary “to the et(...)

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