Eugene Murphy

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A large crowd  attended  the rally in Roscommon town on Saturday  to protest at a decision by the Irish Wheelchair Association to close a holiday centre for people with disabilities from next Friday. Photograph: Denis Naughten/Twitter

An estimated 1,500 people have attended a rally in Roscommon town to protest at a decision by the Irish Wheelchair Association to close a holiday cent(...)

The court heard that a Garda who arrived at the house in the early hours of the morning  heard the children  crying for help.

A young mother who left three children under the age of eight locked into bedrooms in a house on their own and ended up being arrested for drink-drivi(...)

A concerned neighbour alerted gardaí and when they arrived at the house they discovered the children crying for help.

Gardaí found three children under the age of eight locked into bedrooms in a house on their own after their mother had left them unattended and ended (...)

This is not the actual rat seen in the Dáil bar.

The Oireachtas members’ bar and the visitors’ bar have both been closed for the day after a large rat was seen on the premises. The rat was spotted b(...)

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(...)

The scene at the house in Strokestown, Co Roscommon which was the centre of an eviction.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has warned that vigilantism “is a very dangerous road to go down” as he answered Dáil questions about the recent(...)

Four Ford Transit vans lay burned out following Sunday night’s violence at the property in Strokestown. Photograph: Brian Farrell

A sister and one of her brothers evicted from a Roscommon farmhouse last week, prompting a violent retaliation by vigilantes against security guards (...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. It is widely expected he  will offer to open negotiations on an extension to the arrangement underpinning the minority government, possibly for another year

At times Fianna Fáil TDs are left to judge the political direction of their party by the mood of their leader rather than by anything he says. On the(...)

The Grand Hotel in Wicklow town Photograph: Google Maps

The Government has been accused of “herding” asylum seekers into hotels and failing to consult local communities over the establishment of three new d(...)

Fianna Fáil Roscommon-Galway TD Eugene Murphy told the Dáil  he  found out over the weekend  about a secret plan   to turn the old Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey into a refugee centre.

The Government has been accused of making secret arrangements to open a refugee centre without consulting the local community on the Roscommon Leitrim(...)

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