The Oireachtas committee met on Wednesday to discuss abuse of referees. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Oireachtas committees on the pressing matters of sport have proved far more cringe-inducing than this latest sitting to discuss the abuse of referees.(...)

Mr Martin appealed to parties in the North to give ‘serious consideration’ to such a move before the State implements the provision from January next year. File photograph: iStock

The Northern Ireland Executive has seven months to consider the introduction of minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol at the same time as the Republi(...)

Fine Gael TD Michael Creed said it was ‘entirely unacceptable’  that the most senior official in the Department of Health  contacted RTÉ about the programme. File photograph: Tom Honan

A former government minister has accused secretary general of the Department of Health Robert Watt of a “gross abuse of position” in attempting to “ga(...)

Peter Fitzpatrick pictured during his time as Louth football manager in 2012. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Louth GAA chair Peter Fitzpatrick TD sounded a defiant note on Wednesday, saying that building of the new county ground in Dundalk would start in Sept(...)

File photograph showing soldiers engaged in a training exercise at the Glen of Imaal.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A call has been made for the Army to be introduced along the Border to limit travel between Northern Ireland and the Republic because of different Cov(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny introduced the Dying with Dignity Bill in the Dáil on Thursday evening. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

TDs will vote next week on legislation to allow people who are terminally ill to decide the timing of their own death and avail of assistance to end t(...)

All Irish sporting stadiums - including 82,000 capacity Croke Park - are limited to 200 spectators. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has pledged the Government will respond “in a positive but safe way” to appeals to end the “ridiculous” limit of 200 spectato(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill: This is not the time “to gamble with people’s lives”.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

Border TDs have called for the legislation imposing restrictions on movement to be amended to ensure they apply to everyone including day visitors fro(...)

Minister for Housing: The Dáil vote on the motion of no confidence in him is expected at around 10pm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy seems set to survive a Dáil motion of no confidence on Tuesday evening, although a number of Independent TDs whose (...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A former Fine Gael TD has said he will vote against the Government and for a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Louth TD (...)

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