Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “We don’t know who these men are we don’t know what they have done since they arrived among us in their banishment. But we need to know. And we intend to find out.” File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A Cheann Comhairle, Dáil Éireann meets today to discuss allegations made by Ms Maíria Cahill against the IRA and that organisation’s handling of them.(...)

The Northern Assembly’s justice committee arising from the Máiria Cahill (pictured) case has decided to hold an inquiry into how the North’s criminal justice system dealt with sexual abuse within the republican community. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, has written to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and DUP First Minister Peter Robinson calling for (...)

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys says she was not aware of Sheila  O’Regan’s connections to Fine Gael when she appointed her to Imma

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys did not know a second person she appointed to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art was a member of Fine (...)

Joan Burton: said she had a list of 10 Sinn Féin members who had been appointed

Labour and Sinn Féin have become embroiled in a row over political patronage in appointments to State boards. Tánaiste Joan Burton claimed yesterday (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “This is just another opportunity wasted and another disappointment for those who want change.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Significant changes in the way the Seanad operates will be implemented by October, according to the leader of the House, Senator Maurice Cummins. (...)

Dr
Alasdair McDonnell:
“The situation in Northern Ireland has become volatile and, with threats of a ‘graduated response’ from unionism that will affect government and politics, could get worse.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have briefed Taoiseach Enda Kenny and new Tánaiste Joan Burton on the political and community tensions triggered by next Satur(...)

 Drew Nelson, grand secretary of the  Orange Lodge: “Whatever the outcome of our deliberations as an institution, I would again underline that any actions must be both lawful and peaceful. Our traditions are dear to us and are only undermined by violence.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron have spoken by telephone about the escalating tensions in the North following the Parad(...)

 PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton: “Violence and disorder in relation to the Twelfth is not inevitable.” Photograph: David Young/PA

The political atmosphere in Northern Ireland has deteriorated further after a DUP and Ulster Unionist Party decision to boycott today’s scheduled mee(...)

A spokesman for Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said they are confident the cross-Border project will still proceed.

Plans to introduce a cross-Border system of penalty points has been put on “pause” because of legal complexities, it has been confirmed. (...)

 Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisin Quinn and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan join pupils from St Anne’s Community College, Killaloe, Co Clare, at the launch of  events to commemorate Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf of 1014, at Trinity College Dublin today.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

At the launch of a year-long celebration of the life and death of High King Brian Boru in Trinity College this morning, a security guard briefly inter(...)

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