Paul Murphy

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Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice told the Dáil many people were receiving notice-to-quit letters from banks selling buy-to-let properties. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí “aided and abetted” the eviction this week of two elderly people from their home by a group of men from the North, it was alleged in the Dáil. (...)

Irish farming is in a climate spotlight as never before. In the three years since the lifting of the EU milk quota the dairy herd has grown by 400,000 animals. Photograph:   David Sleator

There’s been a bake-off in the UCD agriculture building and the remains are spread on a staffroom table. The biggest specimen among the agri-themed ca(...)

The changes are seen as a response to commentary being made on live court cases – usually via social media – that have strayed beyond contemporaneous reporting. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

New rules seeking to ensure that only bona-fide journalists and lawyers may report or tweet from court cases are very worrying, Solidarity-People Befo(...)

Monopoly, the Dublin edition

I was wandering aimlessly through the Arnotts toy department last weekend idly wondering what presents Santa’s elves might be building this year when (...)

 Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy is among the subs for Saturday’s Tipperary v Kilkenny: The Legends Return — a benefit match for Amanda Stapleton.  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

On the weekend of the All Stars, Saturday will see nearly 30 of them in action in Borrisoleigh where Tipperary and Kilkenny will renew rivalry in a be(...)

A montage of images of UCD’s “gentle revolution in 1968-69. Photograph: The University Observer

In Paris, May 1968, a student protest over university reform drew a heavy-handed response from the authorities, leading to widespread worker strikes. (...)

Scaffolding at Tyrrelstown Educate Together school in Dublin, a  school closed amid concerns over “significant structural issues”. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA

The 42 schools currently being inspected over concerns that there may be structural issues with them “seems to be the tip of the iceberg”, Solidarity (...)

Minister for Communication Denis Naughten’s protestations that he didn’t stay for lunch brought lovely memories flooding back of the Mahon tribunal. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Minister for Communications sat next to the Taoiseach. Both men looking very glum. Across the floor, Micheál Martin was on his toes, peppering fo(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley: has ran a consultation on addressing the legacy of the North’s past

All investigations into unsolved killings during the Troubles should be stopped and the money saved spent on victims and survivors, some of the UK’s s(...)

Larry McMahon, Mary Bowden and Lena Kenny  at the Prague House Care Company, Chapel St, Freshford, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The future accommodation of almost 300 older people in the southeast is in doubt unless a new funding stream can be found for their accommodation. Ji(...)

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