People bang “Enough Food for Everyone” inflatable bam-bams during a G8 summit protest in Belfast yesterday.  Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

As the Ictu-organised Big March for a Fairer World marched its way up towards Belfast City Hall, a solitary young man with a union flag, part of a sma(...)

This weekend sees some major protests taking place in Belfast ahead of the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh. Two of the centrepiece events are a trade union-(...)

Pro-choice groups call for  restrictions to be removed for abortion legislation

A number of pro-choice groups have joined together to lobby against the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion. Representatives from Action on (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan

The Government has hotly rejected claims of a special tax deal between (...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett during a protest earlier this year against the sale of Coillte harvesting rights. He said it was clear that people cared about the sale of the country’s natural resources. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A series of walks in Coillte woodlands will be held next month to protest at proposals to sell the harvesting rights to Ire(...)

Vincent Dowling: credited with launching Tom Hanks’s career, having directed him in a student production at California State University. Photograph: Tony Gavin

The actor and director Vincent Dowling came to national prominence as “Christy” in the long-running Raidió Éireann soap (...)

As the largest party in the Oireachtas, Fine Gael came top of the list for state funding with a total of € 4.9 million paid to the party last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The
Irish Times

Political parties received almost €14 million in state funding last year, according to official figures released today by the Standards Commiss(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett leaving court yesterday.

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett was spared a conviction yesterday despite admitting a speeding offence. He appeared at Dubli(...)

Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour all make zero returns – indicating that the parties’ fundraising is geared towards raising money through encouraging multiple donations worth €126 or less.  Photograph:  Frank Miller

The Standards in Public Office Commission said yesterday that files had been sent to the gardaí in relation to the People Before (...)

The Central Bank

Banks have been using 17-year-old legislation to unilaterally impose increased charges on customers without having to seek app(...)

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