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Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan: “Imposing a monitoring system on people who continuously commit offences can be a method of sentencing,” he said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Criminals convicted of serious offences should not be granted bail unless they agree to be electronically monitored, Fianna Fáil has said. The Dáil w(...)

Gardaí preserve the scene at Shancastle Park in the Clondalkin area following a shooting on Friday night. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Three men have suffered gunshot wounds in unrelated attacks in Dublin and Westmeath. The Dublin victims, both teenagers, were wounded late on Friday (...)

Gerry Adams personifies for many all they dislike about Sinn Féin and the Provisional IRA.

Delegates meet in the RDS this evening for the Sinn Féin ardfheis with the party at a crossroads. Several important motions, including on abortion, h(...)

Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael National Conference in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Co Cavan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

As the deadline for completing the first stage of Brexit negotiations draws near, and with the British political establishment in the midst of a nervo(...)

“We are going to be faced with the night-time economy again, as we were in 2008-2009.” Above, Temple Bar. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There has been a rise in alcohol-fuelled offending in Dublin as the city’s night-time economy returns to Celtic Tiger levels, the Garda officer in cha(...)

Simon Coveney: Minister told his EU colleagues that  he was confident Ireland’s participation would be approved. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael Ministers will ask the Independent Alliance to support Ireland’s involvement in new European defence arrangements in the coming weeks, but t(...)

Assistant Commissioner Pat Leahy, who is in charge of policing in the Dublin Metropolitan Region, said the Garda was winning the battle against the feuding factions.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 45,000 Garda checkpoints have been carried out in response to the Kinahan-Hutch feud, Dublin city councillors have been told. While senior (...)

Senator Catherine Noone said that the Oireachtas committee had found it difficult to find expert medical witnesses who wanted the Eighth Amendment  retained in its present form. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The National Women’s Council, the largest representative organisation for women in Ireland, will launch a campaign this week to appeal to the “middle (...)

Hospital consultants consider the reallocation of funds from hospital to general practice as a key development in addressing the problems in the health system. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The health service requires an additional half a billion euro a year of transitional funding over 10 years to move to a properly functioning primary c(...)

Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the European Union: the EU is drawing up contingency plans for the possible collapse of Britain’s departure talks. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

There were warnings of a “no deal” Brexit in Dublin, London and Brussels on Sunday as fears grow that the EU-UK talks will fail to reach agreement on (...)

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