Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee e previously gave a statement on her handling of the Woulfe controversy, defending it and saying she followed a “clear process” when recommending the former attorney general for a position on the Supreme Court.Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin TD Padraig MacLochlainn has said that the refusal of the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to participate in a full question and answer ses(...)

While criticising candidate Peter Casey as “ignorant”, Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, above, said there needed to be a greater understanding between settled and Traveller people. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Sinn Féin Senator from a Traveller background has said presidential candidate Peter Casey may have “done us a service” by bringing out into the open(...)

Iseult Ní Chuláin and Ruadhán Ó Culáin,  great-great-great grandchildren of James Connolly. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Actor Alan Rickman was better as Snape, a wizard in Harry Potter, than he was as Éamon de Valera in Michael Collins, according to the children in a Ga(...)

Gerry Adams: repeatedly refused to rule out a coalition with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is more likely to enter coalition with Labour than Fianna Fáil after the general election, Sinn Féin TDs have said, insisting that they wou(...)

Rónán MacLochlainn’s coffin leaves Massey Brothers Funeral Home in Finglas Village,Dublin on May 6th, 1998. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A detective garda has described a “ridiculous” situation involving an obviously pregnant, armed member of the Garda National Surveillance Unit (NSU) r(...)

Padraig Mac Lochlainn: with one in five residents in direct provision for seven or more years, that ‘is more than sufficient to justify the statement that the system is not fit for purpose’

The direct provision system for asylum seekers is not fit for purpose and needs to be replaced, an Oireachtas committee has concluded. A report from (...)

Niall Collins: “While I welcome the report’s publication, it is regrettable Minister Fitzgerald delayed its release until after the Dáil rose for the summer recess.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil spokesman on justice Niall Collins has described the Department of Justice report as “damning’’ and said it showed how “dysfunctional” de(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: stopped short of guaranteeing all fees would be paid

A commission of investigation into the shooting dead by gardaí of a dissident republican is being held 16 years later because the inquiries by the Ga(...)