The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

Laura Grehan at Broombridge Luas stop in Cabra. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Laura Grehan wishes her parents were still alive to see the Luas trams running through Cabra. They would have remembered the original street tracks th(...)

RTÉ managing director of news and current affairs Jon Williams and presenter Claire Byrne leave the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

RTÉ presenter Claire Byrne told the High Court she thought a former minister of State “had gone doolally” on her radio programme. Ms Byrne said she t(...)

The case taken by Joe Costello was struck out on consent on Tuesday by the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Peter Kelly, who was told the necessary legislation had been passed by the Oireachtas. Photograph: Collins Courts

A legal action by former Labour Party TD Joe Costello aimed at ensuring the enactment of laws increasing the number of TDs before the next general ele(...)

Joe Costello: in seeking an extra TD in his Dublin Central consistency, he is raising potential constitutional  problems. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court action being taken by former Labour Party TD Joe Costello seeking to increase the number of members in the next Dáil has little chance of(...)

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald is likely to fight the next election as the party’s  leader if, as expected, Gerry Adams stands down in advance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Political parties are paying particular attention to four constituencies where the number of seats has changed for the next general election. The thr(...)