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Leitrim’s joint managers Brian Breen and George Dugdale celebrate winning the FBD Football League final at Markievicz Park, Sligo, in January. Photograph: Inpho

Playing New York in the All-Ireland football championship is like dipping into a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. Wh(...)

The Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan, arriving at the Garda Representatives Association annual Conference in Westport, Co. Mayo yesterday with GRA General Secretary PJ Stone. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus.

The largest body representing members of An Garda Síochána has welcomed what it believes is an acknowledgement from Garda Commissioner Martin C(...)

A file image of Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin. His  party has welcomed the publication of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill in language that suggests it might support the  legislation.  Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil has hinted that its leadership may take a different stance to its membership on the proposed legislation to make abortion permissib(...)

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has supported a call by rank-and-file gardaí for the establishment of a special commission (...)

At the press conference to launch the GRA’s annual conference were (from left) the association’s vice-president Dermot O’Brien, president John Parker and deputy general secretary John Healy. Photograph: Conor O’Meara

The Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has strongly rejected claims from the largest Garda body in the State that crime rates are being compiled in(...)

Deputy general secretary of the Garda Representative Association John Healy said an average of one Garda member per day was presenting to the association with serious financial problems.

Rank-and-file members of the Garda are facing such financial hardship that their houses are being repossessed by the banks and many are searchi(...)

Brian Walsh TD: has indicated he will break with Fine Gael over abortion

The first Fine Gael Deputy to indicate publicly he will not support the Government’s proposed abortion legislation has said he(...)

Garda Representative Association general secretary PJ Stone participating in a protest over proposed Garda pay cuts under the new Croke Park agreement outside Leinster House in Dublin last month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish  Times

Delegates representing rank and file gardaí are to demand they have a voice at future negotiations on pay at their annual conference, starting (...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on finance Dara Calleary condemned banks for calling in loans “in some cases at short notice” and pulling down viable businesses and the jobs in them. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tackling Ireland’s unemployment crisis requires the kind of focus and commitment Fianna Fáil gave to the peace process, the party’s ardfheis ha(...)

No frontiers: the Greenway near Westport, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The idea of turning abandoned railway lines into walking and cycling routes, called greenways, is catching on. Indeed, Taoiseach Enda Kenny kno(...)

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