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Garda Commissioner Drew Harris revealed on Wednesday which stations would be the divisional headquarters after 28 divisions are amalgamated to create 19. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

News that seven Garda stations around the Republic are losing their status as divisional headquarters and an eighth is undergoing a partial downgrade (...)

Independent farmers and supporters outside Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co. Laois, pictured last month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Blockades of beef processing plants were said to be increasing on Friday despite the arrangement of new talks next week aimed at resolving the dispute(...)

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan The Greens soared in popularity during the European and local elections, taking two seats in Eu(...)

Gerry Adams: he has rejected suggestions he has sent a signal to Belfast that Mary Lou McDonald needs time, free of the demands for an immediate Border poll, to rebuild in the Republic

There are some lessons to be drawn from the Irish electoral experience of the past decade. The first is that there is a growing wedge of voters with (...)

Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín: “There needs to be sustainable levels of immigration in this country, it needs to be managed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A senior Sinn Féin TD has accused his former colleague Peadar Tóibín of knowing “exactly what he was doing” in making comments about immigration to Ir(...)

 Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín said a notice in a recent parish newsletters asking “pro-life supporters especially” to attend one of his rallies was not ordered by him. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The former Sinn Féin TD who has established a new party says at least a third of the members joining his organisation are Fianna Fáil supporters. Pea(...)

Peadar Tóibín has said that while his new party will be ‘100% pro-life’, it is discussing free votes on a range of abortion issues. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Peadar Tóibín’s as-yet unnamed political party is suddenly filling a gap that should belong to the SDLP-Fianna Fáil merger. It is fair to say this de(...)

Minister of State for Housing Damien English (left) with Niamh Randall and  Dermot Kavangh of the Simon Community at the launch of the charity’s  2017 annual report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

There are no plans afoot to recognise housing as a fundamental right in the Constitution as such a guarantee is not needed, the Minister of State for (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry  said a similar loss of money in the private sector would have led to disciplinary action.  Photograph:  Bryan James Brophy

The new headquarters for the Department of Health, which lay empty for 18 months at a cost of €11 million, was “in the round a very good deal” for the(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh: he  said recent discussion on the housing issue had been “overly-simplistic”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The gap between private housing supply and demand is unlikely to close for the next three to four years, the chief executive of the National Asset Man(...)

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