Some of the country’s most scenic locations have attracted illegal dumping. File photograph: The Irish Times

A Government campaign to stop Ireland’s beauty spots becoming litter “hot spots” is under way in response to the surge in illegal dumping during the c(...)

John Hume entered politics in the 1960s with the intention of building a nationalist parliamentary opposition, reforming Stormont from the inside along Westminster lines – something unionists today would welcome unreservedly. Videograb: PA

It is fitting that the North-South Ministerial Council reconvened in Dublin Castle last Friday for its first full meeting since November 2016. Of all(...)

Barbara Smyth of Silver Line Cruisers. She says Shannon cruising is ‘ideal in the current situation because people are self-contained and semi-isolated out on the water’

Barbara Smyth’s family has run Silver Line Cruisers from its base on the river Shannon in Banagher, Co Offaly, for nearly 50 years. There have been go(...)

Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin described Fine Gael TDs as coming from    more privileged backgrounds and of not having ‘that feel for working-class people,’ he said. Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has accused Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin of a “nasty” and “deeply offensive” attack on Fine Gael as a party of privilege. (...)

A man who was seriously injured when his tent was lifted by an industrial vehicle as part of a ‘clean-up’ of the Grand Canal in Dublin on Tuesday is o(...)

The incident is the subject of a Garda investigation, an investigation by the Health and Safety Authority and separate reviews by Waterways Ireland and the DRHE. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to an “industrial accident” at the Grand Canal in Dublin on Tuesday in which a homeless man sustained serious injur(...)

Phoenix Lodge. Photograph: Google Street View

A young homeless woman has died “tragically” in emergency accommodation in Dublin. In a statement to The Irish Times a Garda spokesman said: “Gardaí (...)

The scene in Dublin  where a homeless man was injured during a tent clearing operation along the banks of the Grand Canal. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Housing and homelessness have been catapulted to the centre of the general election debate after a political storm erupted over a homeless man being i(...)

 Gardaí at the scene where a homeless man was injured along the Grand Canal in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Four separate investigations are under way into a homeless man being seriously injured while a utility vehicle was removing tents pitched along the Gr(...)

Gardaí were at the scene at the Grand Canal in Dublin’s city centre on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A homeless man is in serious condition in hospital following an incident with an industrial vehicle near the Grand canal in Dublin on Tuesday afternoo(...)

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