Senator Hildegarde Naughton (above) has a “strong public image” but “poor knowledge of the political landscape”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Fine Gael could be damaged in Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s Mayo constituency because of “real concerns over perceived lack of Government delivery”, accordi(...)

The Department of Education compiled a new report on the flights at the request of the Dail Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Former executives at the defunct State training agency FÁS refunded only €800 out of a total of €30,000 spent on flights for their spouses, a new repo(...)

“RTÉ has acted as a recruiting sergeant for those who have taken control of, and are manipulating, the water protests,” Pat Rabbitte  told the Dáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Labour Party has launched a broadside against RTÉ, accusing the national broadcaster of acting as a “recruitment sergeant” for the far left and Sinn F(...)

The works are likely to see the Seanad moving for much of 2017, while also closing off the majority of the original Leinster House.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Dáil and Seanad could be temporarily moved out of Leinster House to allow for substantial renovations and building maintenance which may take up (...)

A screen-grab of the home page of oblivious.ie – a politics website operated by a group of transition year students from St Attracta’s CS, Tubbercurry in Sligo

A survey of almost 250 students across four secondary schools has found that politicians are trusted by only one in 10 teenagers. The majority of thos(...)

Attachment orders on wages and welfare payments are seen as likely to be included in new measures to be published by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Water will be able to deduct water bills directly from wages and welfare payments under strengthened compliance measures being considered by the(...)

Maureen Haughey, wife of Charles Haughey, is to attend a Fianna Fáil event later this week to launch the party’s 1916 centenary commemorations. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Maureen Haughey, who was married to the late former taoiseach Charles Haughey, is to attend a Fianna Fáil event later this week to launch the party’s (...)

Gerry Adams: events in Washington and New York lined up. Photograph: Getty Images

A number of Sinn Féin figures are travelling to the United States over the next week for a round of St Patrick’s Day fundraising, as well as participa(...)

Paudie McGahon: “I knew that chap long before it ever happened and then all of a sudden he started to lose control of his life, but he has got control back.” Photograph: BBC

The man who alleges he was sexually abused by an IRA man and subjected to a republican kangaroo court has said he expects another victim of the same a(...)

Enda Kenny: a new unit is to be established within the Department of the Taoiseach to prepare for the possible exit of Britain from the European Union as well as dealing with other aspects of Irish-UK relations. Photograph: Colin Keegan

A new unit is to be established within the Department of the Taoiseach to prepare for the possible exit of Britain from the European Union as well (...)