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Leas Cheann Comhairle Catherine Connolly said a record of what is said in the chamber has been kept since the first sitting of the Dáil 101 years ago. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tuesday marked a unusual milestone in the history of the House. Leas Cheann Comhairle Catherine Connolly announced that the sitting would see the comm(...)

Fergus McCabe was from Marino in Dublin’s northside. File photograph: Peter Thursfield

Veteran community activist Fergus McCabe, who died during the week, aged 71, was part of the “beating heart” of inner city Dublin, President Michael D(...)

Notwithstanding the popularity of swimming across generations, its public health benefits and its capacity to boost enjoyment of life, the State’s track record of investment in public pools has been miserably underwhelming. Photograph: iStock

An illustration of a simple pleasure placed in long-term peril by the Covid-19 crisis surfaced at Thursday’s meeting of the Oireachtas budget oversigh(...)

Tusla staff ‘work collaboratively with all parents to ensure that the best interests of the child is the foremost priority’. Photograph: Alan Betson

There were more than 100 instances of babies being removed from their mothers last year, with almost a quarter of them in the Limerick and Cork areas.(...)

A computer-generated image of the proposed O’Connell Street redevelopment

The redevelopment of Dublin’s Moore Street and Upper O’Connell Street is finally to get under way following the appointment of architects to design a (...)

Residents waiting outside their home on Berkeley Road, Dublin on Wednesday evening following their eviction. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

An urgent review of all the circumstances surrounding an eviction in Dublin last Wednesday at which some gardaí were present has been ordered. An Gar(...)

The evicted tenants among with their belongings outside the property on Berkeley Road in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish Property Owners’ Association (IPOA), has said it was “concerned with the manner” in which an eviction took place of nine tenants from a hous(...)

Dara Calleary, Minister for Agriculture arriving  for his first Cabinet meeting in that role. Photograph: Alan Betson

Many governments have had shaky starts but the first few months for this new Coalition has been simply remarkable with almost every week bringing a ne(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin speaking in the Dáil sitting in Dublin's Convention Centre. File photograph: Oireachtas TV screenshot

Each of the three Government parties has had an eventful time since the election on February 8th, and arguably none more than the Greens. In the wake(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall: “The Government has been distracted and their focus has been elsewhere.” File photograph: Collins

The Government has been accused of endangering the re-opening of schools due to its “lax” travel policy and a “chaotic” approach to key issues facing (...)

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