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Maggie O’Neill, who lives on Terenure Road East, and is concerned about the ramifications of the bus corridor. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s 8am on Wednesday and about 20 commuters are queuing up on Swords Main Street to get on a bus into Dublin city centre for work. They are waiting f(...)

Under the plans, 230km of expanded bus lanes and 200km of cycle lanes are to be constructed within a decade. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 1,000 homes in Dublin will lose gardens and parking places under plans by the National Transport Authority to create 16 high-speed bus route(...)

U2 perform at Croke Park in July 2017. Tickets for the sold-out gig appeared within minutes on Ticketmaster-owned secondary site Seatwave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The scourge of ticket-touting has been a regular trigger for fan despair in recent years, with the above-average level of resales for U2 and Coldplay’(...)

In an interview with ‘Hot Press’ Jim Daly, the Minister of State for Mental Health, claimed a future coalition is possible between Fine Gael and Sinn Féin. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A Fine Gael Minister has “no objection” to his party entering government with Sinn Féin, saying its mandate is as “legitimate” as that of any other po(...)

If Fianna Fáil want to take away stability, it is very hard to see how we avoid a general election, the chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party Martin Heydon said.

It will be very difficult for Fine Gael to continue in Government if there is no successor to the confidence and supply deal with Fianna Fáil after th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar shakes hands with US president Donald Trump at the Friends of Ireland luncheon at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar extended an invitation to Donald Trump to visit Ireland when he met the US president for the first time on Thursday in the Whit(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, await the arrival of the Italian president, at Áras an Uachtaráin earlier this month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil figures who have been linked with a run for the presidency say they will not mount a challenge if Michael D Higgins seeks a (...)

Dublin North West TD Noel Rock has claimed  minimum unit pricing, a bid to prevent low cost sales of alcohol, was based on “middle class guilt with working class consequences”. File photograph: PA

Irish teenagers are the second most sober in the EU, a Fine Gael backbencher has claimed as he rejected all the major elements of the Government’s Bil(...)

A letter in Eamon O’Cuív’s name had been used in Séamus McGrane’s defence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has insisted he did not write a character reference for dissident republican leader Séamus McGrane, who was jailed on Thur(...)

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