‘Frances Fitzgerald will not be the first prominent public figure in recent political history to feel hard done by after their forced resignation.’ File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald or Nóirín O’Sullivan won’t be the first prominent public figures in recent political history to feel hard done by after their force(...)

Then Garda commissioner Martin Callinan photographed alongside Supt David Taylor at a road safety event in 2012. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

One of the essential building blocks of the modern Irish State is teetering. An Garda Síochána, whose legitimacy hinges on the maintenance of public t(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone was reacting to the damning report by Mr Justice Peter Charleton.

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has offered a “sincere apology” to Sgt Maurice McCabe and his family, saying that its handling of false allegation(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe, after giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal pictured with his wife Lorraine in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Charleton Tribunal report published today is damning for former Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan, but a vindication for his successor, Nóirín O(...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Tributes have been paid to Emma Mhic Mhathúna following her death at the age of 37. The mother-of-five had been diagnosed with terminal cancer earlie(...)

Ireland’s waste collection market, where prices and service levels are set by the firms, is unlike nearly every country in the European Union, the report found.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The State’s decision to have several waste collection firms serving the same districts is not delivering competition to households, according to a rev(...)

Ian Buruma, ex-editor of The New York Review of Books: writers say his departure represents ‘an abandonment of the central mission of the review, which is the free exploration of ideas’. Photograph: Vincent Tullo/The New York Times

Leading Irish writers John Banville, Colm Tóibín and Roy Foster, along with some of the biggest names in English letters, including Joyce Carol Oates,(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has been accused of being ‘seriously politically disinterested’ in the BusConnects scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Shane Ross was heavily criticised at a private meeting of Fine Gael TDs and Senators on Wednesday night over his handling of th(...)

US president Donald Trump reacts as pastor Paula White tells him she has a bible to give  him at a dinner hosted for evangelical leaders at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Donald Trump’s leaked remarks to evangelical leaders last month contained a telling choice of possessive pronoun: “I just ask you to go out and make s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sought a two-year extension to the confidence-and-supply arrangement. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The standoff between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil over the future of the confidence and supply agreement, which will expire after budget day on October 9(...)

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