John Leahy

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Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has been appointed ‘co-ordinator’ of a group within Fine Gael which will campaign for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan has been appointed “co-ordinator” of a group within Fine Gael which will campaign for the repeal of the Eighth Am(...)

When it comes to adding furniture, landlords will often be accommodating, but less so if a tenant wants furniture taken away

Don’t assume you can make significant changes to the decor of of a rental. Standard lease agreements generally include a clause saying that tenants ca(...)

Chair of the committee Catherine Noone said the members had made a decision to hear only from experts in this area and not from advocacy groups. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Members of the Oireachtas committee examining the Eighth Amendment must outline their position on proposed changes to abortion laws by Friday. The co(...)

Renua Ireland leader John Leahy.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A snap election will not be called in the coming days as the political parties do not see it in their interests, the leader of Renua Ireland John Leah(...)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy. Offaly now has no elected female representatives at council level, though two of its three TDs are women: Offaly-North Tipperary’s TDs are Ms Corcoran Kennedy, Barry Cowen  and Carol Nolan

Offaly’s only female councillor was replaced by a man at a meeting of the county council on Monday. Cllr Tony McCormack was co-opted to replace Fian(...)

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald is likely to fight the next election as the party’s  leader if, as expected, Gerry Adams stands down in advance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Political parties are paying particular attention to four constituencies where the number of seats has changed for the next general election. The thr(...)

The Children Act 2001 states an order can be imposed if a court is satisfied that “a wilful failure of the child’s parents to take care of or control the child contributed to the child’s criminal behaviour”.

A law which allows the monitoring and punishment of parents who fail to control their children should be abolished as it “criminalises” parents, a Chi(...)

The tailfin of a Boeing 787 Max 10 passenger aircraft displays its livery during the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Boeing secured twice as much in order value at the Paris Air Show as rival Airbus, marking the US planemaker’s first victory in five years at the avia(...)

Tipperary’s Michael Cleary breaks through the challenges of Clare brothers Frank and Brian Lohan in the All-Ireland final of 1997. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Twenty years ago hurling was in a state of flux. The calendar-year league was introduced as well as the championship change that allowed beaten provin(...)

Economist Jim Power said the economy was recovering, but there was still a level of fragility.  File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Unions are “very cynically exploiting a very weak political situation to their own advantage”, economist Jim Power has said. Speaking at a Renua conf(...)

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