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Jason Lester (18) from Brookview Close, Tallaght, Dublin had a guilty verdict against him in relation to an anti-water charges protest in Jobstown overthrown on appeal. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin youth found guilty of false imprisonment of former tánaiste Joan Burton during the Jobstown protest had the verdict overturned on appeal on M(...)

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: When in doubt, just forget. Photograph: Tom Honan

At the very outset – and let me be absolutely clear about this – I had no hand, act or part in the erection of last week’s column. I did not commissi(...)

Pensioners  protest outside the Dáil on Wednesday night.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

A few dozen pensioners gathered in near freezing weather outside the Dáil on Wednesday night in protest at changes to the rules that have cut their we(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faced criticism in the Dáil about the Government’s strategic communications unit. Photograph: PA.

Labour finance spokeswoman Joan Burton has expressed concern that the Government’s strategic communications unit’s budget was being used to sponsor so(...)

 Members of the RTE Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed concern about “any diminution” of the RTÉ orchestras amid speculation about a possible merger of the broadcaster’(...)

Gerry Adams during his address to delegates at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis last weekend. Live coverage of the political party ardfheiseanna and conferences will cost about €150,000-€200,000 in 2017, according to RTÉ. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As the mini-conference season for our main political parties ends, and the lanyards and name tags are packed up for another year, it’s time to amplify(...)

Humphreys said it was deeply worrying that Michael Colgan, above, could have been “so misguided in respect of what he felt were his freedoms to interact with the women who came forward”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister for Culture Heather Humphreys declined to be drawn on the apology by the former director of the Gate Theatre, Michael Colgan, at the weekend (...)

Paul Murphy: Solidarity TD had appealed initial decision to the Press Council on the grounds that new information had become available and there had been an error in the Ombudsman’s application of the principles of the code of practice. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A complaint by Solidarity TD Paul Murphy TD over an article by Miriam Lord in The Irish Times has not been upheld by the Press Ombudsman. The article(...)

You would think – or hope – that our political leaders, the public representatives who make many of the decisions affecting our lives, would have at l(...)

Alan Kelly  said his party leader Brendan Howlin has  his support but  there has to be “a dramatic change in how our support base is responding to us”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour TD Alan Kelly has given his leader Brendan Howlin less than six months to improve the party’s fortunes, as he warned that “dramatic change” is (...)

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