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Resignation: Frances Fitzgerald at Government Buildings after she quit the Government. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On Monday night, Frances Fitzgerald was on two phones at the one time, fighting for her political life. Hours previously, the Department of Justice ha(...)

Paramedics tend to a victim at the scene of a shooting on Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A group of teenage girls stand in the balmy afternoon sun discussing where to go in town to celebrate the Leaving Cert results. Garda cars drive past (...)

People Before Profit RD Richard Boyd Barrett. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath is the Dáil deputy who has most regularly contributed to debates this year, speaking 270 times to date, an analysis of Oi(...)

Is Stephen Donnelly in danger of becoming Fianna Fáil’s version of George Lee? File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fewer politicians than usual turned out for this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park on Thursday(...)

Ireland’s next taoiseach:  Leo Varadkar arrives at the Fine Gael count on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buying pints on an early-summer evening in Dublin may have seemed a pleasant task, but it was work all the same. John Paul Phelan, the Fine Gael TD fo(...)

Prince Charles shakes hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a visit to the British Ambassador’s residence in Glencairn, Co Dublin. Pool photograph: Damien Eagers

Prince Charles met Gerry Adams at the British ambassador’s home, Glencairn House, marking the Sinn Féin president’s first visit to the south Co Dublin(...)

There has been public criticism in recent years about the prices charged for event tickets on websites that allow secondary sales.

The problem of second-hand sales of concert and sporting tickets has been “vastly” sensationalised and has caused confusion among consumers, according(...)

Fine Gael members of  committee believe  wording of  final report implies wrongdoing on  part of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael members of a Dáil committee examining the sale of the Project Eagle portfolio by Nama, the National Asset Management Agency, have dissented(...)

Housing in  Ballymun: the  loan was given in part so JEC could pursue proceedings through the courts.  At the time it was said  JEC “does not . . . have the financial means to carry out the remedial works nor to undertake the litigation”

The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government knew about and approved the giving of a €6.6 million interest-free loan by a local(...)

Michael Noonan: draft report critical of his meeting with representatives from the bidders Cerberus the day before the process ended. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Fine Gael TDs are insisting that criticism of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan contained in an Oireachtas report examining the sale of Project Eagl(...)

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