James Steele of  Roscarberry, Co Cork, was sentenced to seven years with the last two years suspended after harassment campaign. Photograph: Cork Courts Limited

A 52-year-old man has been jailed for five years after he subjected a woman to a six month campaign of harassment including threatening to rape her an(...)

Former senator James Heffernan. File photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Limited

Laptops, printers, tablets and scanners are among the pieces of IT equipment not returned to the Oireachtas by politicians after they lost their seats(...)

 Former Labour party senator James Heffernan had told Fermoy District Court he was frustrated by the decision of gardaí to remove a Miraculous Medal from his neck whilst in custody. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Cork Courts Ltd.

A former senator has been found guilty of assaulting three gardaí after he was arrested outside the Indiependence Music Festival in Mitchelstown, Co C(...)

A file image of former Labour senator James Heffernan who has appeared in court charged with a series of driving offences following the Indiependence music festival in Co Cork over the August bank holiday weekend.

A former Labour senator has appeared in court charged with a series of driving offences following the Indiependence music festival in Co Cork over the(...)

The Standards in Public Office Commission returns show Declan Kelly donated €1,000 to his brother Alan (above) and €1,499 to the Labour Party in Tipperary

The brother of former Labour minister for the environment Alan Kelly made a number of donations to party politicians last year. The latest Standards (...)

Social Democrats launching their manifesto on O’Connell Street, from left Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The three prominent Independent TDs who came together to form the Social Democrats in July 2015 are offering what they characterise as a “relatively (...)

Nice try: Don’t mess with Mr Quinn. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

We put out the wrong team against Argentina last weekend. Front Row Frances and her Fine Gael team would have gone through them for a short cut. An(...)

 Roisin Shortall: TD says the Dáil must be recalled to discuss and debate the report.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Labour Party should have “stood up and spoken out” over the contents of the Fennelly report, Social Democrats TD Róisín Shortall has said. Ms Shor(...)

Senator James Heffernan, whom the Social Democrats will announce as a general-election candidate.

A Senator who lost the Labour Party whip over budget cuts will be announced as one of the latest election candidates for the new Social Democrats late(...)

Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan: “I am very much aware that there are a number of individuals, both acting individually and acting in consort, involved in organised crime in a number of the areas mentioned by the Senator”

People linked with the Provisional IRA are still involved in criminality in the Republic but not on the same scale as in Northern Ireland, Garda sourc(...)

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