Alan Shatter

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In Ireland, 380,000 people have asthma and 890,000 people will suffer from the condition at some stage of their lives. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Thirty years ago, Ireland was a different country environmentally. The annual winter shrouding of Dublin with thick smog – grimly accepted by most a(...)

Mr Justice Peter Kelly: He was just 12 when his father took him to the Four Courts. He was  smitten by the drama and characters. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Mr Justice Peter Kelly retires this week as president of the High Court, the first time the word retiring has been marked against his name in a career(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan: ‘Politicians won’t have all the knowledge about the different types of gambling, that’s why we need expertise to regulate this industry.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fianna Fáil want to crack down on the self-regulated gambling industry in Ireland if they are to form part of the next government with the party looki(...)

Alan Shatter resigned as minister for justice in 2014. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

New arrangements for Dáil business on Thursday had to be agreed after the agenda was thrown into chaos in a row about the removal from the Oireachtas (...)

The Guerin report led to the resignation of then minister for justice Alan Shatter in 2014. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas has confirmed that a motion will be taken in the Dáil on Thursday to withdraw a report on Garda misconduct allegations from the record.(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks during an RTÉ leaders’ debate on January 27th, 2020. Photograph: Niall Carson/AFP/Getty Images

Question: Have Fine Gael-led governments since 2011 cut Garda station numbers and cut recruitment into the force? Who is making the claim? During M(...)

Homes in Co Clare have received pleas in the post to vote for Fianna Fáil’s councillor James Collins – who is standing in Limerick

Fianna Fáil is backing the M20 motorway link-up between Cork and Limerick, but is it working on even closer ties between the two cities? Leaflets ask(...)

Most observers feel Catherine Martin will retain her seat. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin Rathdown (three seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 GP, 1 Ind It is very difficult to take anything for granted in this ferociously competitive and notor(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: his combative style and intellect didn’t endear him to many fellow Dáil deputies and the legal profession also had it in for him. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In an age when injustices perpetrated in the past are regarded as important current news, there is something decidedly odd about the virtual silence t(...)

 Maria Bailey is the head of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing and was due to chair Thursday’s meeting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey was absent for a key Oireachtas meeting on Thursday, which she was due to chair, as the fallout from her personal injury cas(...)

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