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. (...)

Site of  a proposed housing development beside the Martello Tower, Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A major development planned for the seaside village of Howth in north Dublin has sparked concerns over plans to remove thousands of tonnes of sand fro(...)

Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the Citizens’ Assembly should be reconvened to examine the link between church and State in education. Photograph: Frank Miller

Labour says the Citizens’ Assembly should be brought back to life to debate whether the decades-old link between the Church and State in running 90 pe(...)

Blackrock College was among those schools who resisted the plans to abolish the so-called “old school tie” provision. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Ombudsman for Children has said there is “no justifiable reason” to allow schools to give children of past pupils priority in their enrolment. At(...)

Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: ‘The intention here is to make education completely free’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Labour Party is to bring forward a Bill which would ban schools from seeking voluntary contributions from parents, unless it is made clear that th(...)

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