Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan. Mr Flanagan has said that  the Government is not in a position to outline its precise approach to the  issues in the UK’s debate on its future in the EU until its government presents a formal plan. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is not in a position to outline its precise approach to the three “pivotal” issues in the UK’s debate on its future in the EU until its(...)

The Migrant Integration Policy Index showed that 30 per cent of working age migrants from outside the EU were not in work, education, training or schools

Ireland is behind the rest of Europe in providing family rights, access to work and education for migrants, according to an international index.The M(...)

Minister Simon Coveney said it was also inhumane that they had to slaughter cattle because they had TB “when we know that we can get the incidence of TB down”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Questions are being raised about whether deer spread tuberculosis (TB) in cattle following a study which showed that badgers – traditionally blamed(...)

Charlie Flanagan: will raise issue with Theresa Villiers

The fundamental role of human rights in guaranteeing peace in Northern Ireland must be fully respected, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has warned. T(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: “I have advised the main banks they need to consider their pricing policies.”

Homeowners on standard variable interest rate mortgages will receive a reduction or the banks will face consequences, Tánaiste Joan Burton has insiste(...)

 Minister for Children Dr James Reilly. Dr Reilly said the Government had ‘no part’ in funding cuts to Catholic marriage support agency Accord. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government had “no hand, act or part” in the cutting of funding to the Catholic marriage support agency Accord, Minister for Children James Reilly(...)

The Dáil was adjourned twice yesterday in a heated row after Opposition TDs accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of being disrespectful to them in his replie(...)

Pat Rabbitte appealed to the Government to fund the refuge which had provided “safe harbour” since 2012 for 64 women and 84 children.

The State funding cut for Catholic marriage support organisation Accord is due to a lack of money and has nothing to do with the same-sex marriage re(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean  Barrett repeatedly asked TDs to resume their seats. 3:30

The Dáil has been adjourned for the second time in a row about water charges, the amount collected so far and the manner in which Taoiseach Enda Kenny(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald wearing the “TÁ Comhionannas” badge, which means “Yes Equality”, during questions in the Dáil to Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin on May 12th, 2015. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald was asked in the Dáil to remove a badge she was wearing in support of a Yes vote in the marriage equality re(...)