Solidarity TD Paul Murphy: said low-paid workers would pay for new communications unit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy said the budget had revealed how people on social welfare and low-paid workers would pay for the Government’s spin. It had (...)

‘Two young male students felt free to cut down and destroy posters advertising a meeting featuring the personal testimony of rape survivors and women born as a result of rape.’ File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Feminism is profoundly concerned with the appalling consequences of rape. Feminists have gone so far as to say that we live in a rape culture. When Ge(...)

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary  has been accused of insulting the Oireachtas transport committee by failing to attend a hearing over the flights cancellation controversy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary was strongly criticised at an Oireachtas transport committee hearing on Wednesday for failing to attend the me(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: said “only €350 million remains to be allocated to specific measures” in the budget. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has ruled out any surprise budget-day increase in spending, insisting the fiscal space available to the Governmen(...)

Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy  said the Private Member’s Bill, moved by Solidarity and People Before Profit, required further consideration. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An Opposition demand that access to housing be made a constitutional right is to be considered by a Dáil committee. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murph(...)

“Social housing must be provided in the context of new spatial and environmental plans at local authority and regional level that address transport, water, waste and social services’ needs”

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) will on Wednesday call on the Government to declare a national emergency on housing. In a new policy paper(...)

A rally in support of Ava Barry held at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin on Saturday, September 16th saw a crowd of about 120 gathered at 2pm. Photograph: Peter Smyth/The Irish Times

A rally in central Dublin is being held in support of seizure-sufferer Ava Barry (7) on Saturday afternoon calling on the Government to allow her acce(...)

The property tax is only 1 per cent of tax revenue. The economic argument would be to let it drift up over the years and use the cash to cut income tax, or fund key projects. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Your local authority does not want your money. At least it doesn’t if you live in Dublin. It is the time of year when local authorities vote on the le(...)

Elected representatives in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown voted this week to cut the property tax by 15 per cent for 2018, in spite of official warnings that this may lead to increases in council rents, commercial rates, other fees and reductions in services. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The concepts of solidarity and social justice receive only lip service in this State. A person’s wealth, housing and income tend to influence their tr(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: will seek an interim report from the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland on reform progress. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government has asked the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland to fast-track its recommendations on Garda reform in response to the resi(...)