Finian Mcgrath

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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(...)

JJ Jackson  and Bertie McNamara: “oral historians” and frequent customers at White’s in Carbally, Co Waterford.

“Only for this now, I’d be lost and everybody else would be lost,” says retired fisherman Bertie McNamara. “This is our hub.” The 82 year old is talk(...)

Minister of State Finian McGrath and Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Mr McGrath apologised for accusing gardaí of carrying out ‘over-the-top’ drink-driving checks because they oppose new road safety laws. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

February saw a more than 20 per cent increase in the number of people caught for drink-driving compared to the same month last year. There were 646 a(...)

The INMO said trolley figures were ‘exceptionally high’. File photograph: Frank Miller

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he does not yet “fully understand” why overcrowding is increasing in Cork, Limerick and Galway hospitals. Latest Iris(...)

New figures show an increase in the number of people detained for drink-driving since the beginning of the year. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The latest official statistics show an increase in the number of people detained for drink-driving since the beginning of the year. They also give the(...)

Cairn Homes applied to build 377 apartments and eight houses on a three-hectare north Dublin site, that was previously owned by the Christian Brothers.

Cairn Homes has been cleared to build a 385-home apartment development, including blocks up to eight storeys high, on Griffith Avenue, Marino, Dublin (...)

Just 69 motorists were caught over the drink-driving limit “the morning after” since the beginning of the year, latest Garda figures show. Last month(...)

Minister of State Finian McGrath (left) claimed gardaí were making negative comments about  Minister for Transport Shane Ross (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister of State Finian McGrath has been called on to resign over comments he made - and subsequently withdrew - about ‘political policing’ . “It i(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath said ‘a police force - like teachers, nurses - guards should always be non-political’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister of State Finian McGrath has withdrawn comments he made about ‘political policing’ just hours after he defended them and called for the Garda (...)

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