Mary Lou McDonald: “There is nothing to apologise for and no retraction to be made.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has refused to retract her comment that she believes no one within the senior ranks of the PSNI is capable o(...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue made 11 representations to Revenue for constituents. Photograph: Donall Farmer

TDs and Senators made a total of 227 representations to the Revenue Commissioners including the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance Pasch(...)

Paddy Duffy, former political adviser to Bertie Ahern, has died.  File photograph: Frank Miller

A former senior adviser to Bertie Ahern has died while travelling back to Dublin from Papau New Guinea with the former taoiseach. Paddy Duffy, who re(...)

The plan, which was launched by former minister for housing Simon Coveney, aimed to eliminate homelessness and to rapidly increase the supply of housing, most particularly social housing, by 2021. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It was billed as ambitious and imaginative in its reach, and radical in its approach but, two years on, has the Government’s plan to end the housing c(...)

 Members of Dublin Fire Brigade and gardaí at the scene of the fire at the Metro Hotel, Ballymun, Dublin,  on Thursday morning. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

There will be a “very extensive investigation” into Wednesday night’s major fire at the Metro Hotel in Ballymun, north Dublin, Tánaiste Simon Coveney (...)

Detail of cracking caused by pyrite in a house in Finglas. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Owners of properties affected by pyrite are concerned that a new system for classifying the problem could make it more difficult for them to secure fi(...)

Darragh O’Brien withdrew a reference to “intimidation’’

The Solidarity party organised “campaigns’’ about the jury selection process in the recent Jobstown trial, Fianna Fáil TD Darragh O’Brien has claimed (...)

Computer-generated image of what Metro North arriving at Swords station might look like

The National Transport Authority has poured cold water over the possible fast-tracking of the Metro North project, with a leading official saying con(...)

Last year 28 million people travelled through Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

Concerns have been raised over passport control at Dublin Airport following complaints of long delays experienced by passengers. Last year, 28 milli(...)

A candlelight vigil, organised by Uplift, to highlight government inaction regarding the continuing imprisonment without trial of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt was held outside Leinster House tonight. Pictured are brahim Halawa ’s three sisters, from left: Omaima, Somaia and Fatima Halawa.Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Government sent an independent Irish medical doctor to Cairo to assess the medical condition of Ibraham Halawa, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil(...)

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