Minister for Communications Alex White: “It’s one of those things we have been talking about for a long time and we are now at the point that is capable of delivery.”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish  Times

Minister for Communications Alex White says the new national postcode system – known as Eircode – will be introduced in early 2015. Mr White has to(...)

The director of Social Justice Ireland Fr Seán Healy:   published the result of a study of six possible changes in  Budget 2015.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Coalition’s two economic Ministers will this week open negotiations with Government colleagues on departmental spending ahead of next month’s b(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

All parties and groups involved in the continuing search for peace in Northern Ireland must redouble their efforts to overcome the political impasse,(...)

James Doorley, assistant director of the National Youth Council of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of young people not registered to vote has increased in the past five years to almost one in three, according to a new poll.The Red C poll(...)

‘Coalition strategists are all gearing up for the general election campaign  even though they deny it publicly.’ Above, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton  after their first joint press conference outside Government Buildingsin July. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There is a strong chance that the parliamentary party meetings going on at present will be the last before the next general election. The “think-ins” (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: meeting in Fota Island will be dominated by forthcoming budget. Photograph: Maxwells

A little like pre-season friendlies in soccer, Irish politics eases itself into the autumn with the “away” parliamentary meetings, or think-ins as the(...)

Alan Kelly: Advocate of competition in the market but is unhappy with service to customers

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly will strongly criticise the private domestic waste collection industry in a speech today, alleging it has beco(...)

Phil Hogan is, physically, what a sports coach would describe as a ‘big unit’. He stands nearly six and half feet tall and this has contributed to the(...)

Minister for Communications Alex  White says he will implement the €550m plan outlined by Mr Rabbitte earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has identified increasing fast broadband to rural Ireland as his first and immediate priority in his new offic(...)

People protesting against the Poolbeg incinerator in 2010. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Dublin city councillors last night overwhelmingly voted to reject a report that recommends proceeding with the Poolbeg incinerator and condemned as “a(...)