Leeside Apartments  complex in Cork city centre.

About 250 people attended a rally and march in Cork on Saturday in opposition to the planned eviction of more than 20 families from the Leeside Apartm(...)

Mary Mitchell  O’Connor declined a role in the Department of Justice with responsibility for equality and law reform.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing criticism from key supporters for refusing to make radical changes to the Cabinet. Mr Varadkar was strongly criticis(...)

Water committee: its key test will be whether its recommendations will be in keeping with the EU  water framework directive.  Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Twenty Oireachtas members will sit on the committee examining the future of water charges. The committee, which will be chaired by Independent Senato(...)

Fine Gael Mark Kennelly: Kenny’s chief of staff in Government. He is the Taoiseach’s voice in many meetings, largely spending the campaign on the ro(...)