Peadar Tobin

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 Gary Donnelly topped the poll for Moor Ward during the Derry and Strabane District local elections. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

It was a bruising election for Sinn Féin in Derry and Strabane, where the party lost five seats and their position as the largest party on the council(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn: said pubs need to be able to adjust to the competition provided by supermarkets. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Greg Mulholland, a UK Liberal Democrat MP and traditional pub industry campaigner, put on a frightfully good show on Tuesday when he addressed the Oir(...)

Allan Thomas at his home in Kilmessan, Co Meath: ‘I feel like I’m making my family homeless. I don’t understand why this [scheme] didn’t work. Educated people told me this would work.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Allan Thomas, (40), a father of three living in Kilmessan, Co Meath, will be in court next Monday, almost certainly to hear a repossession order mad(...)

 Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring with  Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe   on Dame Lane, Dublin, during the announcement that Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Dublin’s tourism industry want to give Garth Brooks fans a weekend to remember in July.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There’s a grim summer in prospect for poor Joe McHugh. The new junior minister with responsibility for the Gaeltacht isn’t very good at speaking Ir(...)

Independent TD Peadar Tóibín stressed the campaign would be open those from all political traditions and none. File Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A national ‘day of action’, with demonstrations in towns across the State, will take place in early April, as part of a new national campaign against (...)

Mary Carey at home in Navan, Co Meath. As Mary is unable use the stairs to reach the bathroom, she is forced to wash herself with a basin and sponges. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Mary Carey (64), who has had a spinal injury for 20 years and cannot walk unaided, lives with her husband John (72) in a small house just off the D(...)