Gardaí investigating attempts to set car, porch and portacabin on fire in Drogheda area
Gardai in Drogheda are investigating more petrol bomb attacks following a number of incidents last night.
Gardai in Drogheda are investigating more petrol bomb attacks following a number of incidents last night.
A massive Garda investigation been launched after the force received credible intelligence that criminals were plotting to have two officers shot.
The bill to legalise abortion has cleared its final hurdle in the Oireachtas, paving the way for abortion services to be available for the first time in the history of the State.
Workers in Leinster House will be surveyed on their experiences of bullying or sexual harassment as part of a landmark survey.
Tanáiste Simon Coveney said the Government made a "judgment call" in relation to discussing contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit, and pledged there will be a "lot more" information in the...
A United Ireland will move dramatically closer if the 'backstop' is removed from the Brexit deal, British Prime Minister Theresa May has said.
A former UK Brexit minister has claimed there was an alternative solution on the table for the Irish backstop but that it was railroaded by officials.
The Irish Government insists it will hold steady and not panic in the face of impending chaos in the UK.
Former Sinn Féin TD Peadar Tóibín will not reveal how much of his TD's salary he takes home, despite having left the party.
A highly anticipated report on Áras an Uachtaráin spending is to be published this week.
Senators are wont to complain that nobody pays attention to the upper house - they won't have that to say over the coming days, as their handling of the abortion legislation will come under intense...
A meeting between former communications minister Denis Naughten and bidder David McCourt may have breached procurement rules, but only "in the strictest sense".
THREE legal cases have been initiated in relation to failures at Kerry University Hospital which saw 11 patients given a delayed diagnosis.
The CervicalCheck screening programme came within "hours" of collapse, Health Minister Simon Harris has admitted.
Historic abortion legislation moved a step closer last night after it was voted through the Dáil.
Women whose unborn babies have fatal abnormalities will be able to get abortions from January at the National Maternity Hospital.
Tenants could be able to see what their neighbours are paying for their homes under plans to expose rogue landlords charging rip-off rents.
The Government has been urged to publish its plans to cope with a no-deal Brexit.
As all eyes remain glued to the chaos in the UK over the coming weeks, it is time for political leaders here to put their money where their mouth is in terms of bringing stability.
Rogue landlords face jail and hefty penalties of up to €30,000 for breaking strict rules on rent hikes under beefed up protection for tenants.
The Government has come under fire for a €1.3bn overspend in the latest criticism of its handling of the public purse, which has once again been attacked as lacking prudence.
There were some eyebrows raised this week amid the heated abortion legislation debate in the Dáil when Fine Gael TD Kate O'Connell essentially declared 'we won, you lost'.
A suggestion that the threat of food shortages be used to force Ireland to drop the backstop has sparked a furious reaction on both sides of the Irish Sea as the British government faces into the final days of its hard sell on Theresa May's deal.
REPORTS that Ireland faces food shortages and a drop in GDP of 7pc in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been dismissed as "propaganda".
RTÉ will not introduce a policy on contract staff until next year, despite signalling in June that it would be in place in September.
Historic abortion legislation moved a step closer on Wednesday night after it was voted through in the Dáil.
Calls for the abortion legislation to be pushed through the Oireachtas before Christmas saw the Dáil descend into chaos with TDs warned “this is not Ballymagash”.
Work is under way to address the concerns or queries of four remaining US senators who have issued a "hold" on a bill which would see thousands of Irish workers gain access to visas for the US.
Doctors and hospitals have yet to receive guidelines on how women having abortions will be cared for.
FORMER Communications Minister Denis Naughten has warned “innuendo and aspersions” around the National Broadband Plan could collapse the entire process.
A REFERENDUM which would ease the wait period for spouses who wish to divorce is due to be held next May.
Pressure on resources during the investigation by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) into former Anglo chairman Sean FitzPatrick led to staff with no training taking witness statements.
Shane Ross blundered on the names of key Irish soccer figures as he said he does not hear criticism of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) from fans.
After 35 years and a landmark vote we may have thought that the abortion debate had moved on beyond the realms of posturing and personal attacks.
A Fine Gael senator who was accused of making a misogynistic remark in the Seanad has said he would have said the same thing to a male colleague.
Thousands of Irish citizens will be able to avail of a visa to work in the United States under proposed legislation passed by the lower house in the US Congress.
A charity that helps emigrants return to Ireland has urged an overhaul in training for Fair Deal staff to make it more accessible for elderly people who wish to come home for nursing home care.
The abortion legislation faces further debate at report stage in the Dáil next week piling pressure on the January deadline for services.
A Fine Gael Senator who was accused of making a misogynistic remark in the Seanad has said he would have said the same thing to a male colleague.
Businesses are cashing in on various readiness schemes to help them prepare for Brexit - but the take up remains low on the Government's key loan scheme.
More use of the ability to give evidence via video link and electronic warrants are among a range of measures to be explored in a bid to reduce the number of prisoner escorts.
There has been a surge in the number of foreign workers applying for visas to work in Ireland.
Ireland risks heading into the next economic downturn without sufficient budget firepower, after continued overshooting on spending.
A review of the bidding process for the National Broadband Plan has found ex-minister Denis Naughten did not jeopardise it – but opposition parties are unlikely to allow the Government proceed with the plan without a fight.
A thousand so-called 'fast-track' apartments announced almost six months ago will not be built until late 2019 or even 2020.
Social media giant Twitter is expected to signal support for new legislation aimed at clamping down on political advertising online - but will warn against broad strokes in relation to so-called 'bots'.
Measures to prevent a hard Irish Border make a "complete nonsense of Brexit", Theresa May has been told by furious Tory backbenchers as she struggles to bring the deal to a conclusion.
The political declaration between the EU and the UK outlines the general parameters of the future relationship. It is non-binding and will form the basis of the next stage of Brexit negotiations, provided Theresa May can convince Westminster to ratify the withdrawal deal agreed in recent weeks.
FORMER Justice Minister Michael McDowell has rejected claims that a 2004 referendum on citizenship rights was “mean-minded” and suggested it would pass again by a considerable majority if put to the people.
A ROW over alleged misogyny led to the suspension of the Seanad today.
The HSE is set to roll out 550 additional homecare packages over the winter in a desperate bid to relieve the worst weeks of the trolley crisis.
Renegotiation of a new Confidence and Supply deal - if there is going to be one at all - could take several months, Fianna Fáil has warned.
Fine Gael is looking at the head of a pro-European think-tank and an SDLP politician to make a bid for Europe.
Fine Gael is struggling to get women on the ballot paper for the local elections and is planning a drive to increase the number of female candidates.
Investment in homecare and step-down care for elderly people needs to be ramped up - but families should not be able to refuse quality care once it is offered, according to Fianna Fáil.
New rules are needed to clamp down on families trying to dodge the Fair Deal scheme and leave their elderly relatives in hospital beds.
Hospital patients will have access to better menu choices and missed meals under a policy to be introduced next year.
The majority of planning appeals are not being dealt with in the required 18-week time frame.
A bizarre video showing Fine Gael ministers in a game-show style quiz - complete with spinning wheel - has prompted comparisons with an appearance at a previous ard fheis by panto star Twink which caused major embarrassment to the party.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned Tory rebels that a change of leadership could delay Brexit as she faces a battle to cling to power in the coming days.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is defending his new tax policy of promising a major giveaway for middle-income earners.
The extensive report into why people are being left in hospital longer than they need to be shows there are often complex reasons at the heart of the delays and the very least we could do is make sure we understand the problem.
They were barely on the M50 and the pretence about not wanting an election was dropped - the message from the opening moments at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis was that it is election-ready.
A NEW Confidence and Supply arrangement could be wrapped up very quickly 'if both parties wanted to' do a deal, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has promised five years of income tax cuts if Fine Gael wins the next election.
“Clothes don’t rape women, rapists rape women,” Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said in response to the reports of a teenager’s underwear being referred to during a recent court case.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has said he will not be calling a general election before the end of the year – but said it may out of his hands.
Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are at loggerheads over when the renegotiation of a new confidence-and-supply deal should begin.
The Fine Gael Ard Fhéis saw ministers gather to take questions from members throughout the country. Here are five take-aways from the opening night of the Ard Fhéis.
FINE Gael’s Ard Fhéis has heard a rallying cry to be election ready as the two day event gets underway in Dublin.
Tanáiste Simon Coveney has insisted that there are no contingency plans being prepared for a hard border on the island whether there is a deal or not.
The so-called 'Irish question' emerged at the centre of the Brexit negotiations, and the draft treaty agreed this week deals extensively with several key areas. Here we break down what the treaty says about key Irish issues, including the special conditions necessary to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.
The first signs of Brexit's true impact on Ireland have hit as investors fear Theresa May's proposed deal is already dead.
Meath East TD Peadar Tóibín has claimed he was "censored" and "marginalised" by Sinn Féin party chiefs and limited in his media engagements as he stepped down after 21 years.
TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney has said the British Prime Minister Theresa May will need to be “tough, resilient and persuasive” in the days ahead if the Brexit deal is to survive.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has said the Brexit deal is “even stronger” than what was agreed between the EU and the UK last December.
BREXIT is set to deepen the rural and urban divide in Ireland, according to economists.
A report for the Government has found that vulture funds are engaging with borrowers in arrears.
A DUBLIN family given keys to a social house last week by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar have faced a storm of online racial abuse.
Post divorce lump-sum pay-outs and so-called "clean break" provisions will be examined as part of a review of divorce rules.
Staffing figures at the State's planning body are still 12pc below boom levels - despite the pressures of the housing crisis.
Plans to keep people away from hospital in a bid to avoid a pile-up of trolleys over the crunch Christmas period are being worked on by the HSE.
Ministers and TDs have been warned to take the heat out of tense Brexit negotiations by not appearing in the British media.
The Law Reform Commission (LRC) is set to review the idea of capping personal injuries awards.
Voting is underway in the 2018 presidential election and the blasphemy referendum today - and it's said to be a low turnout so far.
Transport Minister Shane Ross said he cannot "make demands" in relation to the school bus scheme amid concerns over safety, as it is administered by another department.
Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada has collected more than €200,000 in unaudited expenses since being elected as an MEP.
THE final televised debate of the presidential campaign saw the five challengers to sitting president Michael D Higgins fend off the key questions that have faced them throughout the campaign.
Sinn Fein presidential candidate Liadh Ni Riada has dismissed her salary as "no big deal" amid questions over an earlier assertion that she takes home the average industrial wage.
Taxes, Travellers' ethnicity and the Government jet were just some of the issues discussed during the final television debate featuring all six presidential candidates tonight. Here's how the hopefuls went as they fared in the feisty Prime Time debate:
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris will tell TDs and senators today An Garda Síochána "must and will change".
"Unscrupulous" private bus operators are failing to carry out maintenance - leading to defective vehicles in our school and transport fleets, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) will warn today.
Presidential candidate Joan Freeman has said it "didn't dawn" on her that she might not meet the threshold to reclaim her election campaign expenses.
President Michael D Higgins was told he "couldn't lie straight in bed" during feisty exchanges over his use of the Government Learjet during the final presidential debate.
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins “couldn’t lie straight in bed”, it has been alleged during a feisty start to the final presidential debate.
In a significant u-turn in the final days of his campaign, Seán Gallagher has said he will participate in all remaining debates.
Presidential candidate Peter Casey has released a bizarre video taking aim once again at the President's dogs.
The UK's Northern Ireland secretary, Karen Bradley, has said the British government accepts an insurance policy is needed for the people of Northern Ireland post-Brexit.
A number of religious groups have expressed support for the removal of the term blasphemy from the Constitution.
Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley has said the British government accepts an insurance policy is needed for the people of Northern Ireland post-Brexit.
Presidential candidate Peter Casey has released a bizarre video taking aim once again at the President’s dogs.
The UK has said it will only relent to extending the Brexit transition period if the demand for the Irish 'backstop' is dropped.
Controversial presidential election candidate Peter Casey is set to ramp up his campaign today after a wobble over the backlash to his comments about the Travelling community.
Accusations of racism, questions over the spending of public money, and admissions of a series of driving offences - including one serious crash - it seems there is nothing that will sway the public off course in the run-up to Friday's vote.
The President and a former Taoiseach have led tributes to former Fine Gael TD Seymour Crawford and hailed his role in promoting cross-Border co-operation.
Micheál Martin is standing by a pledge to prop up Leo Varadkar's Government until a Brexit deal is concluded -despite concerns over how prepared Ireland is.
Talks on underpinning the Government must be "substantive", Micheal Martin has said.
Presidential candidate Joan Freeman has said she does not know if a post office run by her husband will close its doors when he retires.
Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher appears to have abandoned his pledge to run a positive campaign as he questioned what Michael D Higgins is "hiding" in relation to an unaudited €317,000 fund.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was branded "vile" by a senior DUP MP amid backlash to his comments about a return to violence if a hard Border re-emerges on the island.
The Government has dismissed calls to widen the scope of the review of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) after it emerged then finance minister Michael Noonan met with senior Enet executives in 2016.
President Michael D Higgins claims he did not see a Fine Gael campaign leaflet promoting both a No 1 vote for him and a Yes vote in the blasphemy referendum.
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has been forced to defend comments arguing against the designation of Travellers as a distinct ethnic minority.
Tanaiste Simon Coveney criticised comments made by Presidential Candidate Peter Casey about the Travelling Community as “lowest common denominator politics”.
A number of councillors who helped Peter Casey get on the ballot paper have said they do not regret giving him their vote, although most said they disagree with his comments.