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Incoming IAA chair Rose Hynes was unable to say if she filed a return to the Standards in Public Office Commission recording the call with Mr Varadkar, which would have been required had she been lobbying Mr Varadkar. Photograph: iStock

Incoming Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) chairwoman Rose Hynes confirmed that she contacted the then taoiseach Leo Varadkar after learning that she was(...)

File photograph of anti water-charges protest. The  People’s Convention  has claimed Cork City Council insulted the people of Cork by refusing to accept a petition opposing water charges signed by some 15,000 people. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Anti-water charge campaigners on Monday night claimed Cork City Council had insulted the people of Cork by refusing to accept a petition opposing wate(...)

Thousands take part in the Anti-Water charges protest from Parnell Sq to Leinster House, Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group campaigning for the abolition of water charges will on Wednesday unveil a petition signed by over 13,000 people in Cork opposed to the payment(...)

The march drew anti-water charges protestors from around the city and county and passed off peacefully through the city centre. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Around 500 people marched in Cork city on Saturday in an anti-water charge protest organised by a group which last week forced the abandonment of a me(...)

Some ten members of the People’s Convention began the protest on Monday morning to highlight what they claim is the illegal removal of posters advertising an anti-water charge march later this month. Photograph: Barry Roche

Campaigners against water charges have begun a sit-in at Cork City Hall in protest over the council’s decision to remove posters advertising a march a(...)

Renewing rural ireland

We all know what Éamon de Valera’s vision of Ireland was – “a land whose countryside would be bright with cosy homesteads, whose fields and villages w(...)