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Environmentalist Karin Dubsky will be the Green Party candidate in the forthcoming by-election in Wexford constituency expected in November. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The well-known environmentalist Karin Dubsky will be the Green Party candidate in the forthcoming by-election in Wexford constituency expected in late(...)

Former Workers’ Party members Pat Rabbitte, Proinsias De Rossa, Liz McManus and Eamonn Gilmore campaigning for Democratic Left in 2002. Photograph: Eric Luke

A growing number of political groups have positioned themselves further left of the Labour Party and Sinn Féin, including: People Before Profit The(...)

The appointment of Drew Harris as Garda Commissioner last year has been associated with an increased focus on internal discipline. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 20 gardaí have been on suspension from the force for over a year, with two officers suspended from duty for nearly a decade, new figures show. (...)

Jean-Claude Juncker addresses the plenary of the European Parliament on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU during Brexit  debate  at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/PA

British opposition MEPs strongly appealed to the European Parliament and Council on Wednesday to “give us time” by granting another Brexit extension. (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin told  his party’s TDs that Government and Opposition party leaders had agreed the byelections would be held in the last week in November. File image: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The four pending Dáil byelections look set to be held in the last week in November, with TDs pencilling in Friday 29th as the most likely date. Fiann(...)

From left, Stephen Donnelly; Micheál Martin; Thomas Byrne (Meath East); Timmy Dooley (Clare); with Lisa Chambers and Pat McPartland, Fianna Fáil Communications. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“They’re all in good form,” purred a Fianna Fáil frontbencher as he left a policy session at the party’s think-in in Gorey on Monday. “They’ve been on(...)

The LÉ Samuel Beckett passes Cobh on the way back to  Haulbowline after operations  in  the Mediterranean. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The Naval Service has denied its personnel were endangered by the poor state of equipment on board the LÉ Samuel Beckett during its operations in the (...)

Among the unallocated Tusla cases there were 81 disclosures from adults reporting alleged abuse that had taken place when they were children. Six of those cases related to convicted sex offenders, which all required “urgent assessment/follow-up”.

Several cases involving convicted sex offenders requiring “urgent” attention were among a backlog of hundreds of unassessed files held in Tusla’s Port(...)

‘For the first child, every moment would be snapped for possible future significance. There would be far less photography for the second, and if there was a third, they’d be doing well to feature as a fuzzy blob at a football match no one can remember.’ Photograph: iStock

You may have had that surreal experience of coming out of Dunnes only to see someone like Beyoncé sail past. I’m not about to tell you this happened t(...)

Clare Daly has defended hiring the son of her political colleague Mick Wallace as a European Parliament assistant. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The practice of MEPs hiring members of their immediate family as staff was banned in 2009 and phased out finally in 2014. There is no rule, nor woul(...)

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