Ian Drennan, director of corporate enforcement: Non-Garda professionals working for the ODCE cannot attend interviews conducted by gardaí with suspects in company law crimes under current rules. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Forensic accountants and other experts could sit in on Garda interviews during white-collar crime investigations, if recommendations from an Oireachta(...)

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said drug gangs in Limerick city were giving “two fingers to the entire State”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Drug dealers are operating like a 24-hour drive-through in an estate in Limerick where taxis form queues as people from all over the region buy their (...)

A Covid-19 vaccination area  at St Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The decision to locate just one mass Covid-19 vaccination centre in Co Galway is “surprising” given the size of the county, Sinn Féin TD Mairéad Farre(...)

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan announced on Wednesday that the full road project – seen as critical to the regeneration of Moyross, one of the country’s poorest areas – would go ahead. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan’s backtracking on his plan to hold off on fully proceeding with plans for a Limerick road followed concerns that any(...)

Green TD Neasa Hourigan will chair the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, despite losing her speaking rights after voting against the Government in the last Dáil session. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

James Lawless, the Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD who was passed over for promotion to a junior ministry this week, has been named chair of the Oireacht(...)

“We are back to trends pre-economic downturn of 2008 where it was as common to have a bag of coke in your handbag as it was to have 20 cigarettes.” Photograph: Getty Images

Crack cocaine use in Limerick has grown significantly over the last year, and a local addiction treatment centre is now distributing “crack pipes” in (...)

Maurice Quinlivan topped poll in Limerick City. File photograph. Photgraph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan and Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea traded sharp words after one of Mr O’Dea’s allies said there was more chance of the for(...)

 Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin with candidate Ged Nash: There might have been a view that the party’s leading personalities had been around for a long time and it needed an injection of youth. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Politics is a brutal business and the fate of the Labour Party is proof of that. In 2011, the party returned 37 seats and most constituencies in Dubl(...)

Maurice Quinlivan been highly critical of the overcrowding crisis at University Hospital Limerick. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin’s rising popularity in the lead-up to voting day meant that Maurice Quinlivan’s re-election was practically inevitable. His party’s spokesm(...)

Fine Gael’s Kieran O’Donnell has been elected in Limerick city on Count Eight at Limerick Racecourse, regaining a seat he lost in 2016. File Photograph: Alan Betson

Brian Leddin has been elected in Limerick City on count nine. The counting is completed now. Mr Leddin becomes the first ever Limerick Green Party TD(...)

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