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Micheál Martin said that the email from a senior official to Franis Fitzgerald, which she said she had forgotten about, was “damning”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Dáil contributions of the Fianna Fáil leader and the Sinn Féin deputy leader this morning highlight the now precarious position of Tánaiste France(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald speaking on justice issues in the Seanad tonight. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

Sinn Féin has given Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald one last opportunity to answer questions on the Garda whistleblower controversy or it has warned it wi(...)

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, centre, with EU foreign and defence ministers after signing the notification on Pesco

The Government has decided to join a new EU military structure that will allow the Defence Forces to co-operate with other armies in military missions(...)

Mary Lou McDonald, heir presumptive to Gerry Adams’s crown as Sinn Féin leader. Photograph: Alan Betson

The announcement by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams that he is to step down from the position in the coming months marks the second major generational ch(...)

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(...)

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