Former Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he ‘strongly disagreed’ with the decision. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A decision by Oireachtas authorities to refuse to release the names of taxpayer-funded staff employed by TDs and Senators has been criticised by forme(...)

Garda Michael Moore and Garda Leigh Higgins patrol Aston Quay as part of Operation Citizen. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sgt Eoghan Byrne darts out of the patrol car and runs at speed across the street, right into the middle of the melee. It’s just after 1am outside Copp(...)

Grogan’s Pub manager Daniel Smith said some of the street drinking that was common in the area during periods of lockdown had lingered, but he did not feel it was menacing. Photograph: Alan Betson

There’s a burst of frantic activity from inside the noisy group before a man staggers away, bloody nosed and looking dazed having just been punched in(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that there will be no Irish forestry industry by the end of October or November unless legislation before the Dáil dealing with licence appeals is passed.  File photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that there will be no Irish forestry industry by the end of October or November unless legislation before the Dáil(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD arriving for a Cabinet meeting in at Dublin Castle. File photograph: Sam Boal/

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has rejected claims that legislation to reform the courts will allow vulture funds and banks get summary judgments (...)

Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny said that many would “wonder if the level of fraudulent activity is as high as insurance companies claim”.

Politicians and senior business people who lied under oath at tribunals of inquiry got away “scot free” because there is no law on perjury in Ireland,(...)

The report also states that gardaí arrested five people people suspected of “jihadi terrorism” last year. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA

Ireland saw a sharp increase in the activities of far-right and Islamic extremists last year, according to the EU’s joint police agency. In the past (...)

Several complaints have been made to the Garda Ombudsman about gardaí not wearing facemasks at checkpoints.  Photograph: Collins

Gardaí are to start using face masks in certain circumstances for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic. Members will be required to wear masks in e(...)

The direct provision centre, which will provide independent living facilities for up to 100 people, will be located at the site of the former Rosslare Port Lodge Hotel (above).  File photograph: Google Street View

A new direct provision centre will be opened in Rosslare for asylum-seekers who had been accommodated in emergency facilities near the port, the Depar(...)

Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny said the health service ‘costs so much because people are not doing their job’.

The health service costs so much and has resulted in widespread hospital overcrowding because people in senior management in the HSE are “swinging the(...)

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