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Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Politician of the Year: Green Party leader Eamon Ryan The Greens soared in popularity during the European and local elections, taking two seats in Eu(...)

The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Because ‘Mary’ had turned 18, Tusla, the  agency providing for her care, felt hamstrung in relation to what action might be taken to protect her. Photograph: Alan Betson

It took the case of “Mary”, an intellectually disabled woman left in a foster home for over two years after sex abuse allegations were levelled agains(...)

Credit unions are limited to charging customers an interest rate of 1 per cent a month on their personal loans, thus ensuring access to loans at a reasonable rate. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is to proceed with plans to allow credit unions increase the cost of loans they offer their customers, months aft(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Michael Holohan from the Forget-Me-Nots choir who was at  Áras an Uachtaráin in 1939 as a six-year-old boy.

A small boy, who attended the first garden party held in Áras an Uachtaráin by Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, has, 80 years later, returned (...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath  said he would attend the Stand Up to Trump rally on Thursday at the Garden of Remembrance at Parnell Square. Photograph: James Forde

Government minister Finian McGrath has said he will attend a protest against Donald Trump during his trip to Ireland this week because the US presiden(...)

 The increase in the Green vote means its current two Dáil seats – Eamon Ryan in Dublin Bay South and Catherine Martin in Dublin Rathdown – are secure.  Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The results of the local elections will be pored over in the coming weeks to discern trends for the next general election, with strategies and tickets(...)

People with disabilities gather outside Leinster House on Tuesday ahead of final talks with the  Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to save RehabCare. Photograph: Justin Farrelly

The Government has agreed to increase funding for the Rehab Group, which provides services for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, by (...)

Edward Mernagh, Jen Tymlin, Annabelle (8) and Poppy (5) at their home in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The carefree days of summer were stretching ahead for the Mernagh family in June 2016, with one more week of school left for their eldest child Annabe(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath was in hot water for his comment about “political policing”.

Minister of State Finian McGrath has said he was “thrown under the bus” by a Government colleague following his controversial remarks about “political(...)

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