Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and his wife Fionnuala voting in the Local and European election’s at the polling station in St. Anthony’s national school, Castlebar, Co Mayo last year. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

There is one man who will ultimately decide the date of the general election. His confidant on that momentous call is a football. In his usual homesp(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he expects more people to pay their domestic water charges after it emerged Irish Water collected less than half the rev(...)

Irish Water has collected 46 per cent of all domestic water charge payments due to it for the first three months of billing, The Irish Times has le(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives for a meeting in Brussels of the leaders of the 19 countries that use the euro currency, on July 12th, 2015. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty Images

Speaking after the meeting of euro zone leaders in Brussels on Monday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the negotiations had been “bruising” but he welc(...)

A woman burns the flag of the ruling party Syriza, while surrounded by journalists, in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during an anti-EU demonstration in Athens on Monday. Photograph: Louise Gouliamak/AFP/Getty 1:12

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras flew back to Athens today to try to ram a controversial bailout deal he secured from creditors through parliame(...)

 Enda Kenny: “It is important to keep in mind what Europe and the euro zone is about.” Photograph: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP/Getty Images

Europe must not look back in 10 years’ time and realise it could have prevented a Greek exit from the single currency but failed to do so, Taoiseach(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said to have attempted to keep discussions going at fraught times during Saturday evening’s meeting of euro zone finance ministers. File Photograph: EPA

The Irish Government is not aligned with a camp of countries which are open to the option of a Greek exit from the Euro nor a cluster of states advoca(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras faces a battle to contain a rebellion in his Syriza party should he agree a three-day deadline to adopt austerity measures and keep Greece in the euro.  Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg 1:30

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras faces an uphill struggle to prevent a rebellion in the Syriza party if he accepts a deadline by Wednesday to adopt(...)

German finance minister  Wolfgang Schäuble  arrives at  a euro group meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on the fate of Greece, on July 11th, 2015. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters 1:30

The meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussel has adjourned for the night without a final decision on opening talks with Greece on a third bai(...)

Minister for Finance Michael  Noonan struck a hopeful note that agreement in Europe over  Greece can be reached and said he was entering Saturday’s meeting in Brussels “on the basis that it will be possible to put a sustainable medium term programme in place”. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The Greek government should move swiftly to implement the austerity measures contained in its bailout plan to prove it is serious and increase trust w(...)