File image of cousins Ann  and Maryann during a celebration  of Traveller ethnicity at   Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Racism among teachers towards Traveller children must be addressed as part of any move to teach Traveller culture in schools, a leading expert on dive(...)

A student moves into a cruise ship that has been turned into a floating dorm at St Mary’s College of Maryland in the US. Photograph: Getty

Potential plans to house homeless people on a rented cruise ship by Dublin City Council have been rejected by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. A (...)

Site at Howth where a proposed housing development, in an area beside the Martello tower, has been given planning permission. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A controversial development in the fishing village of Howth in Dublin has been given planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. The decision will see(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: Labour isn’t getting noticed much these days. It has drifted to the margins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Labour Party meets for what promises to be a fraught think-in in Drogheda on Sunday against the background of Alan Kelly’s – apparently – abortive(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins  has said the confusion over US president Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland demonstrated the need to ‘sort out’ our relationship with the US.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has said the confusion over US president Donald Trump’s visit to Ireland demonstrated the need to “sort out” our relationship with the US.(...)

Parents contribute about €46 million a year to schools, and many parents have said they feel pressurised into doing so.

A Fine Gael poster for a general election, which took place in June 1937 on the same day the Constitution was ratified, promised that a vote for the p(...)

US President Donald Trump plans to visit Ireland in November. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Plans by US president Donald Trump to visit Ireland in November have been condemned by Opposition deputies who said they expected protests . Labour S(...)

Leader of the Labour Party Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The central trait of the Labour Party member is something that many political observers struggle to understand, and is also what gets us into trouble:(...)

Brendan Howlin: sources close to the Labour Party leader   insist that he will not stand down

A group of Labour councillors is trying to muster further backing for a move to oust Brendan Howlin by garnering the support of over half of local rep(...)

Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Senator Ivana Bacik during a Labour  press briefing on religion in schools.   Photograph:  Collins

The Citizen’s Assembly should be recalled to consider a constitutional referendum to end religious control of schools, according to the Labour Party. (...)

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