An Post has been given planning permission to hang two large banners outside the GPO.

An Post has been given planning permission to hang two large banners outside the GPO in a bid to arrest a decline in visitor numbers to its flagship 1(...)

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 provides for a general right of access to records held by public bodies and also provides that records should be released unless they are found to be exempt. File photograph: Getty

Nearly 37,000 freedom of information requests were made to public bodies last year, an 8.5 per cent increase on the previous year. The figure also re(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett with US vice-president Mike Pence and his sister Anne Pence Poynter at the vice-president’s official residence in Washington DC in March. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

US vice-president Mike Pence is to visit Ireland in September, his first trip here in an official capacity. Mr Pence, who has family roots in Ireland(...)

Michael (left) and Danny Healy-Rae outside the Dáil in a file photograph. Photograph: Getty Images

The Dáil was suspended after a row erupted when Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae claimed Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe had told a “lie” over th(...)

Facebook’s representation, dating back to Enda Kenny’s time as taoiseach, came as efforts were being made to overhaul data privacy laws across the EU. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Facebook pressed the government to increase funding to the State’s data watchdog to push back at French, Spanish and German regulators opposed to maki(...)

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy is believed to be considering a range of possibilities and seeking advice on her options in relation to the commission of inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government-appointed commission investigating the sale of building services firm Siteserv to a Denis O’Brien-owned company has directed the politi(...)

Ex-garda Karl Cummins was on duty outside the Department of the Taoiseach when a man approached him with petrol and a cigarette lighter. File photograph: David Sleator

A retired garda who feared he was going to be doused with petrol and set on fire has been awarded just under €50,000 damages at a Garda compensation h(...)

Nancy Pelosi receives a standing ovation in the Dáil on Wednesday. Handout photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Nothing must happen to imperil the Belfast Agreement and the seamless Border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, US speaker of the House of Represen(...)

The Irish startup presence at SXSW 2019 Interactive appeared low key. In the four years since opening Ireland House - an Irish diplomatic and economic(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has urged people not to turn the delay in starting work on the Cork Event Centre into “a political football”. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Work on a €80 million events centre planned for Cork will commence before the summer, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. He called for “cool heads” and(...)

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