Maria Joyce of the National Travellers Womens’ Forum said the State’s failures in the context of Travellers and accommodation were “underpinned by institutional racism”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The provision of Traveller accommodation should be removed from local authorities and taken on by an independent agency, either new or already ex(...)

Garda sources confirmed a decrease in street drug dealing in the city centre, adding there was anecdotal evidence some trade had moved to suburban Dublin. File photograph: Getty

Concerns have emerged over a resurgence in drug dealing in some disadvantaged Dublin suburbs following a reduction in the population of users in the c(...)

 Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks to the media as she arrives for the reconvening of the 33rd Dáil Eireann. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

When the van arrived at the prison gates in Co Roscommon it was carrying three men. One was a Sinn Féin TD at the time, Martin Ferris. They pulled up(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: ‘It’s an expensive business that isn’t covered by the expenses that we get.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she does not have the authority to direct TDs to make a donation to the party and does not seek such autho(...)

Unionist senator Ian Marshall: ‘I don’t think it’s reflective of where the political leadership in Sinn Féin is.’ Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Unionist Senator Ian Marshall has expressed his disappointment about incidents involving Sinn Féin TDs “harking back to the past” and said there would(...)

A view of an  unused unit at the existing Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Construction of the new Central Mental Hospital is expected to be completed “on budget and on time” in the next few weeks, the Dáil has heard. Minist(...)

Driving eScooters on a footpath is illegal and a person who does so will receive a fixed charge of €60 and a penalty point. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has been asked to look at the legality of eSccooters which are proliferating on Irish streets. The Minister for Trans(...)

 Labour leader Brendan Howlin was accused of lecturing the Government on what to do while being a “bloody hypocrite” and a “blackguard”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Labour Party has been accused of hypocrisy in a heated Dáil debate over its motion calling for a “fair start for every child”. Sinn Féin and Soli(...)

During the presidential debate  on RTÉ, Liadh Ní Riada said her take-home pay was €60,000. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Sinn Féin presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada has dismissed controversy over her take-home pay as an MEP as “not a big deal”. Ms Ní Riada admitted (...)

Ilabek Avetian (39) at Beaumont Hospital. He suffered severe head injuries after a scrambler bike fell on him as he sunbathed in a Dublin park this summer. Photograph: Olivia Lynott

The Road Safety Authority will run a publicity campaign for Christmas urging parents not to buy scrambler or quad bikes as presents for children. Min(...)

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