Friends with benefits: Correspondence gives insight into Government's relationship with Facebook
Facebook chiefs were so concerned about the Irish fall-out from the Cambridge Analytica scandal...
Facebook chiefs were so concerned about the Irish fall-out from the Cambridge Analytica scandal...
The grandchildren of former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams were lucky to escape injury after his home was attacked with an explosive device on Friday night.
Ireland's new generation of athletes continued their remarkable performances in international competition yesterday by winning a silver medal in the women's 4x100metre relay at the U20 World...
Former presidential candidate Sean Gallagher said he has been inundated with responses from local representatives seeking to nominate a candidate in the upcoming presidential election.
When Michael D Higgins fired the starting gun on this year's presidential race, he may have triggered a campaign where the greatest feat is being able to take part - not winning the contest.
Thousands of people marched on the British parliament yesterday on the second anniversary of the UK voting to leave the EU.
European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said EU members opposed to putting more money in to the EU Budget may do so in future as he looks to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The number of property millionaires has increased by 20pc in the past 12 months as two €1m properties are sold in Ireland every day.
More than 2,500 women took advantage of the sunny weather yesterday to smash a Guinness World Record by taking a skinny-dip in the Irish Sea.
Thousands of Irish women, who rebelled against men being conscripted to the British war effort 100 years ago, were commemorated at a special ceremony in Dublin yesterday.
Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said he is concerned he could be one of the cases where people had their births illegally registered between 1946 and 1969 because he...
Women seeking an abortion face travelling abroad for another seven months as the Taoiseach acknowledged it will be next year before legislation is fully implemented.
The expected rural-urban divide in the run-up to the referendum - with Yes campaigners worried a strong majority in the East would be counterbalanced...
Facebook has reported adverts campaigning for a No vote in yesterday's referendum to a State watchdog and senior Government officials because it is concerned about foreign interference.
This is the fourth time in 35 years that we were asked to vote on abortion. In the last three referendums, we were asked a total of five questions - with mixed results. Many people...
Doctors have accused the HSE of attempting to manipulate waiting lists and causing people to lose their place for treatment.
A Presidential election is now a certainty after Sinn Fein this afternoon decided to field a candidate.
A Fine Gael TD has been accused in the Dáil of over-claiming compensation after being involved in a motor accident.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the process used to hire a new secretary general for the Department of Justice, saying there was no requirement to advertise the position publicly.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz if Brexit can be put on the agenda of a meeting of EU leaders in Salzburg this September, one month before the key deadline for a deal on Britain leaving Europe.
Postmasters are being warned by an independent consultant that they will be liable to pay Capital Gains Tax if the terms of an exit package being offered by An Post to close 390 outlets nationwide are accepted.
Gardai believe they prevented an attempted gangland assassination in Dublin yesterday after arresting two men and seizing a loaded gun.
The people of Dunleer yesterday paid their respects to Cameron Reilly and his grief-stricken family with a quiet dignity.
Army units and Coast Guard personnel were drafted in yesterday to help in the search for evidence as gardai in Louth continue to piece together the events that led to the brutal murder of 18-year-old Cameron Reilly.
A trade war between the US and China is "the last thing we need" according to Agriculture Minister Michael Creed as he warned of the impact it may have on Irish exports.
THE Minister for Justice has denied the Government struck a deal with Sinn Fein in order to push through the controversial Judicial Appointments bill.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar dismissed Dáil questions yesterday about proposals cancer victim Emma Mhic Mhathúna would meet him and become a "Government advocate" in the wake of the CervicalCheck scandal.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has dismissed Dáil questions today on proposals cancer victim Emma Mhic Mhathuna would meet him to help choreograph the CervicalCheck scandal in the Government’s favour.
Each time Davy Glennon saw a garda on the street he was filled with dread. The Galway hurler was convinced he was about to be arrested for stealing thousands of euro from his employers.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has criticised RTÉ's live debate on the abortion referendum, which was won by the No camp.
Free condoms will be more readily available next year while other forms of contraception will be provided for women under measures aimed at reducing crisis pregnancies.
CERVICAL screening scandal victim Vicky Phelan has told TDs; "I want to see change happen, we never want to see this happen again."
FREE condoms and other forms of contraception will be made available from next year by the government under a series of measures aimed at reducing crisis pregnancies.
Concern is growing that Dublin Bus is on the road to privatisation after buses were spotted around the city with a new paint scheme.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has conceded he is unsure what short-term progress can be made on Brexit, but said it is vital to see a "process taking shape" before the end of a European Council meeting next month.
Israel’s ambassador to Ireland will not be expelled after troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters yesterday.
Busy house-hunters are being warned it now takes up to 200 days to complete a sale because of issues with contracts.
Post office operators voted by a large majority to accept a deal expected to result in the eventual closure of many small rural post offices.
ALMOST half of all TDs in Leinster House are worth more than €1m, according to the Sunday Independent's Political Rich List.
THE Dáil was brought to a standstill today after Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae was involved in a blazing row about new ‘drink-link’ buses to help rural people have access to towns and villages across Ireland.
A new contract offered by An Post to postmasters includes a gagging order banning post office staff from criticising the semi-State company.
It is 32 years since Ivan Semenyuk and his family were told to flee their home in Paryshev, just miles from the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. For him, the move away was temporary because the 84-year-old refuses to live anywhere else.
Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae said he has sought legal advice after being branded a "road traffic terrorist" by Transport Minister Shane Ross.
Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae said he has sought legal advice after being branded a “road traffic terrorist” by Transport Minister Shane Ross.
Two high-profile gambling addicts have called on the Government to support proposals to better regulate the gambling sector and prevent the hardship it brings to families.
A planned crackdown on people not showing up for jury duty will not take place, because legislative requirements to issue prosecutions would cripple the Courts Service's manpower.
A woman mounting a campaign against Irish Water's proposed pipeline through the heart of the country, carrying water from the west through the midlands for consumption in Dublin, is concerned her objections will leave her being singled out by the utility.
The Garda's senior civilian officer said his trawl of former commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan's personal Gmail account uncovered just one email linked to official business.
Munster fans will face further woe tomorrow with Air France strike action to hit supporters heading home after seeing their side lose to Racing 92 today.
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The French public are getting very excited about an influx of Munster supporters this weekend, hoping to see scenes reminiscent of the last time Irish vans arrived en masse in Bordeaux.
The Taoiseach has defended Health Minister Simon Harris for endorsing a Yes vote campaign organised by a group refusing to obey an order by a State watchdog to repay a prohibited donation.
Farmers will receive tax cuts to help reduce the cost of feeding animals and help them cope with the ongoing fodder crisis under proposals from Fianna Fáil.
More fodder crises will hit farmers unless a system is established to monitor feed levels nationwide, Fianna Fáil warns.
One in five Fianna Fáil TDs either wants to see an end to the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael or has expressed serious doubts about its future.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar criticised an anti-repeal campaign group who used an edited video of him talking about abortion.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has met with senior management as concern grows that US sanctions on Russia will have an impact on 450 jobs at Aughinish Alumina.
Fine Gael minister Jim Daly has put votes at risk by undermining the Taoiseach's opposition to working with Sinn Féin, colleagues believe.
The Fine Gael minister who raised the prospect of going in to government with Sinn Féin after the next election said the party’s paramilitary links to the past are “not helpful”.
Health Minister Simon Harris has endorsed a campaign supported by a group that is refusing to co-operate with a State watchdog's order.
Health minister Simon Harris is concerned about the tone of debate around the upcoming abortion referendum, saying it has lost an element of respect.
Farmers will get a short-term loan to compensate for difficulties brought on by the fodder crisis, under proposals to be brought to government by Fianna Fáil tomorrow.
There are growing doubts Fianna Fáil will allow Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to spend another two years in power after more of the party's TDs raised questions about the future of the confidence and supply agreement.
Farmers would have refused an offer to import fodder in February, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has claimed.
Michael Creed may not control the weather, but he might be best advised to pay better attention to it.
BROADCASTER Miriam O’Callaghan has failed to clarify if she will run for the presidency after being questioned on the matter at a charity event.
Presidential hopeful Gerard Craughwell says broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan may have been "flying a kite" on a potential Áras bid by dropping her summer chat show.
Russia's ambassador to Ireland insists the recent expulsions of diplomats is unlikely to harm future relations.
A mother who was told she was likely to suffer a miscarriage credits the Eighth Amendment with saving her daughter.
The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has defended the expulsion of an Irish diplomat from Moscow by saying every action must come with consequences.
We are walking through an abandoned campsite when the alarm on my Geiger counter goes off. The small hand-held machine detects radiation hotspots, and carrying one is useful inside Chernobyl's exclusion zone.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted that the rise in homelessness is "extremely disturbing" as the government came under major pressure over the latest figures showing almost 10,000 people in emergency accommodation.
Easy access to condoms and other forms of contraception will form part of the Government's overall strategy in the wake of a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
Health Minister Simon Coveney this evening confirmed women seeking an abortion will have to wait 72 hours for a termination once they have met with a doctor if the referendum is passed later this year.
The Social Democrats have appealed to Tánaiste Simon Coveney to demonstrate evidence of a need to expel a Russian diplomat in the wake of a European response to the Salisbury attack.
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has told Sinn Féin that recent criticisms of broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan and other media outlets over the questioning of Martin McGuinness during the 2011 Presidential Election are unfair.
It will take a two-thirds majority of TDs to amend legislation allowing for abortion up to 12 weeks once introduced under proposals brought forward by Tánaiste Simon Coveney.
RTÉ broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan has dramatically fuelled speculation she is to run in the presidential election by announcing she is taking a break from her summer chat show.
A collective of groups lobbying for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment aims to raise and spend €500,000 during its campaign, amid growing concern over money being raised on the issue.
Health Minister Simon Harris said he was disappointed to see 32 TDs vote against a Bill facilitating an Abortion Referendum.
There was shock in the Dáil yesterday after 21 Fianna Fáil TDs voted against the staging of an abortion referendum.
A soft Border with the North post-Brexit will be temporary before the region is eventually patrolled by armed guards, a former UK deputy prime minister has warned.
THE second stage of a Bill to allow for the staging of an Abortion Referendum has been passed by a large majority of the Dáil today.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has hit out at opposition figures who have been critical of his controversial communications unit, saying they are "slinging mud in the hope some of it will stick".
Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the government is considering how it will react to the growing controversy engulfing Facebook and reports a British-owned political consultancy firm mined the personal information of 50 million Americans as part of an attempt to influence the 2016 US presidential election.
Sinn Féin senator Máire Devine is coming under increasing pressure to resign after she retweeted a post labelling IRA victim Brian Stack a “sadist prison officer”.
Snow and ice are expected to accumulate in many parts of the country today with weather forecasters and gardai urging people to pay heed to dangerous conditions.
The Irish rugby team brought glory home on the national feast day with a Grand Slam victory that displayed all the great qualities of our people: wit, grit, tenacity and astonishing bravery.
Party-goers and families indulging in bank holiday celebrations are expected to bring a potential €1bn windfall to the economy.
The Government is considering putting an age limit on smartphone use as it looks to clamp down on the dangerous role social media can play in the lives of vulnerable young people.
Leo Varadkar says he has been assured that all State agencies involved in the investigation of an alleged paedophile ring acted in "accordance with procedure".
A new agency will be established to improve land use around the country, making sure it is valued correctly and fully utilised by Government.
A new special unit is to be created by the government to oversee the delivery of critical infrastructure projects under the Ireland 2040 initiative.
SPEED cameras operated by a private company are having "little or no impact" in reducing road deaths, the former head of the Garda National Traffic Bureau has claimed.
Concern is growing over a high level of Brexit complacency among Irish businesses.
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said she does not know when her party will be able to outline what it wants to to replace the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution because she cannot say when it will hold its next ard fheis.
He claims fairies are responsible for the poor condition of Kerry roads but now it can be revealed Danny Healy-Rae is a leprechaun denier.
Spinmaster-come-Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is trying to lure voters into his very own Dragon’s Den.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed the Attorney General has been given the rest of today to consider the Supreme Court’s finding that the unborn does not have rights outside the right to life in the Eighth Amendment.
Tax authorities have urged firms with cash flow problems to get in touch as soon as possible amid claims that some business owners cannot afford to pay themselves this month.
Teagasc has been told lessons could be learned after a number of cows died on a farm it part-runs during Storm Emma.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to disband the government’s Strategic Communications Unit because of concerns about the politicisation of the civil service.
Fianna Fáíl wants the Government to pressure Europe into making higher contributions to farmers and make sure common agricultural policy (CAP) payments are not cut in the wake of Brexit.
Accusations of repackaging old projects and failing to provide key details greeted the government’s new development plan as opposition figures rounded on its launch today.
The Government has been accused of repackaging previously announced projects as part of its new National Development Plan.
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Transport Minister Shane Ross caused uproar in the Dáil as he accused Green Party leader Eamon Ryan of "smoking amnesiac" to forget his time in Government.
Transport Minister Shane Ross has accused former Communications Minister Eamon Ryan of being dramatic during a Dáil row after the Green Party TD said he had no faith in the delivery of plans to improve commuting in Dublin.
The government has been urged to intervene immediately and protect family homes and farms after Permanent TSB sold 20,000 mortgages linked to struggling homeowners.
ONE in five TDs and ministers are landlords or owners of investment properties, according to the new Dáil register of declared interests.
Tory Islanders held a protest at Leinster House because they are unhappy with a boat contracted to link them with the mainland.
A MINISTER sparked anger with claims that cheaper homes are available to rent “for a fraction” of the figures quoted in headlines.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed UK prime minister Theresa May has asked for Ireland’s help in shaping her country’s future relationship with the EU without aligning Northern Ireland to EU rules.
THE Dáil was almost suspended again today amid a massive row over the government's plan to announce its vision for developing Ireland over the next two decades.
The signatories of a complaint against former Gate Theatre artistic director Michael Colgan are to meet Arts Minister Josepha Madigan after she welcomed the findings of a report that found he had "a case to answer".