Gerard Kelly began a hunger strike outside of the Dáil to highlight his concerns in relation to the introduction of the controversial Sea Fisheries (Amendment) Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed has appealed to a mussel fisherman not to continue the hunger strike he began in protest over legislation to res(...)

The two Northern fishing boats seized by the Naval Service moored in Clogherhead, Co Louth. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Controversial legislation allowing Northern fishing vessels access to Irish waters is expected to pass in the Seanad this week, but without unanimity (...)

The Minister had wanted to complete all stages of the Irish Fisheries (Amendment) Bill in the Seanad on Thursday to have it finalised before the March 29th deadline for the UK’s departure from the EU.

A final decision on legislation allowing Northern fishing vessels access to Irish waters has been delayed until two days before the Brexit March 29th (...)

The proposed new Corporate Enforcement Authority will be able to decide its own staffing needs and hire specialists such as forensic accountants

The State’s proposed new white-collar crime agency, the Corporate Enforcement Authority, will have beefed-up powers of search and entry, allowing it t(...)

The damage to the Caiseal Mara Hotel in Moville, Co Donegal, where a fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday  morning. Photogaph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

The Co Donegal hotel owner whose premises was to be used as a direct provision centre had suffered several threats before it was firebombed last weeke(...)

Presidential candidate Peter Casey arriving at Dublin Castle on Saturday where the final results will be announced. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

If the stronger than expected vote for Peter Casey is a kick against the establishment, the political establishment seems pretty relaxed about it. To(...)

Presidential election candidates at the RTÉ Prime Time Presidential Debate; the final all-candidate TV debate of the campaign on Tuesday October  23rd. From left:  Joan Freeman; Liadh Ní Riada, Michael D Higgins, Sean Gallagher, Peter Casey and Gavin Duffy. Photograph: Julien Behal

Michael D Higgins was re-elected President of Ireland with almost 56 per cent of the vote, enough to win the election on the first coun(...)

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(...)

A No vote at the count centre in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on Saturday. Photograph: Declan Doherty

Donegal has returned a No vote in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. The county was one of the last to officially dec(...)

Under the proposed legislation, the verdict was defined as meaning “the ending of one’s own life where the effect of medical treatment undertaken by the deceased, including any prescribed medication, is the primary cause of such an action”.

Minster for Justice Charlie Flanagan has ruled out the introduction of a new verdict at inquests which could record suicides as having been caused by (...)

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