Ursula von der Leyen reacts after the European Parliament voted in favour of her as the new European Commission president. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Newly-elected European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen would back a further Brexit extension beyond October 31st, she told MEPs in Strasbour(...)

Maria Bailey TD (black dress) arrives at Church of the Assumption in Dalkey for the funeral of her father John who died on Tuesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Former Dublin GAA county chair and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillor John Bailey was a man of “compassion,” who was “dedicated to his family and the G(...)

Under the new law a coroner is empowered to direct production of relevant evidence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Landmark legislation to make inquests mandatory in all cases of maternal deaths has been passed by the Oireachtas four years after a Bill was first in(...)

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(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter: his combative style and intellect didn’t endear him to many fellow Dáil deputies and the legal profession also had it in for him. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In an age when injustices perpetrated in the past are regarded as important current news, there is something decidedly odd about the virtual silence t(...)

Independents 4 Change candidate Mick Wallace at the European Parliamentary election Ireland South count centre in Nemo Rangers GAA Club in Cork. Phototgraph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace became emotional in his last address to the Dáil before he starts his new political role next week as an MEP. He (...)

The writs for the polls needed to fill the vacancies created by the election of TDs Frances Fitzgerald, Billy Kelleher, Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to the European Parliament must be moved by January 2nd. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told his Ministers that four Dáil byelections could be held in November or December. The writs for the polls needed to fil(...)

he byelections are needed fill the vacancies created by the election of four TDs to Europe including Mick Wallace and Clare Daly .

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has privately suggested that four Dáil byelections could be held in the run up to Christmas. The writs for the polls needed to(...)

An Bord Pleanála has turned down the Nocsy application after finding it would represent an unplanned and haphazard form of development on lands outside the Newcastle Local Area Plan development boundary. Photograph:  iStock

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for an aparthotel aimed at accommodating short-term contract workers at Rathcoole, Co Dublin. Nocsy (...)

Paschal Donohoe is Fine Gael’s director of organisation and will be its director of elections for the general election. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is to review general election strategies in constituencies across the country following the local elections, with Ministers suggesting some (...)

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