Poolbeg wastewater plant: Local residents and sports clubs using the bay are tired of the failure to address its problems. Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy

The discharge of sewage from the Ringsend wastewater treatment plant into Dublin Bay is to be investigated by the European Commission. Beaches along(...)

The Dublin at Christmas Procession making its way down Grafton Street towards O’Connell Street for the official Christmas lights switch-on last November. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

An Oireachtas committee has vowed to fight “Scrooge-like” plans by Dublin City Council to cancel the traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony beca(...)

A statue of Prince Albert on the grounds of Leinster House will not be removed. The Oireachtas Petitions Committee said on Wednesday a petition seeki(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachussetts, in the US. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

British lawmakers are to hold a debate on a petition signed by more than half a million people calling for US Republican presidential candidate Donald(...)

‘Section 7(3)(c) of the Equal Status Act 2000 is a disgrace and under any circumstances should be repealed.’  Photograph: Getty Images

In Ireland we still have a piece of legislation that has the effect of segregating children at the earliest stage in their education and discriminatin(...)

The Ombudsman should become a constitutional office, similar to the Comptroller and Auditor General, the State’s new Ombudsman Peter Tyndall ha(...)

 (from left) Simon O’Brien, Carmel Foley and  Kieran Fitzgerald of the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) arriving for a meeting with the Public Service Oversight Committee at Leinster House, last week. Photograph:  Collins

The Government is to appoint a retired judge to investigate the controversy into the alleged bugging of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission(...)

A general view of Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) offices in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Harry McGee Political Correspondent The responses by politicians and commentators to the disclosure by the Garda Síochána Ombdusman(...)

There is no definitive evidence of unauthorised surveillance of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission , Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has told the Dáil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, TD on allegations of surveillance of offices of Garda Síochána Ombudsman Comm(...)

Niall Collins, FF spokesman on justice: accused the Government of trying to “misdirect attention” and said Alan  Shatter needed to establish who may have been attempting to mount the surveillance. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the failure of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) to inform Minister for Justice Alan Shatter of suspected (...)

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