Taoiseach Enda Kenny

The Cabinet will discuss how to proceed with the commission of inquiry into transactions at the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) at its meetin(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “I do not anticipate the next government, if my party leads it, being able to change the funding model for healthcare substantially.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Significantly changing the healthcare funding model will not be completed in the next government’s lifetime, if Fine Gael is returned to power, Mini(...)

Clare Daly TD: “The Minister’s stance has exposed the utter hypocrisy of western authorities in respect of this matter.”

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has not ruled out the Government sending a peacekeeping mission to Mali to replace French soldiers. He said Franc(...)

Seán Crowe TD:   said the work of the Lariam inquiry group was positive news for those who had been affected. .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said he would be happy to meet serving or former soldiers who believed they were affected by taking the anti-mala(...)

 Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin: he said there would be  less need for inquiries if questions had been answered.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Enda Kenny of being “the most unaccountable taoiseach’’ in many years. “He ducks and dives and avoids (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said while the outcome of the vote by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation was expected, industrial action by emergency department nurses would not sort out the challenges being faced. File photograph: Woohae Cho/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is disappointed at the decision by emergency department nurses to strike from next month. “Strike will not assist a s(...)

UN armoured and transport vehicles outside the Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali, During a terrorist assault there on November 20th, 2015. File photograph: EPA

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has not ruled out the Government sending a peacekeeping mission to Mali to replace French soldiers. He told the Dái(...)

Thomas Pringle said  Irish fishermen account for less than 20 per cent of fish caught in Irish waters every year. Photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

Factory super trawlers were damaging the livelihoods of fishermen off the west and northwest coasts, Independent Donegal South West TD Thomas Pringle(...)

DUP Leader Peter Robinson announced he was standing down as First Minister and DUP ldeader. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

There were tributes in the Seanad to Peter Robinson following his announcement that he was standing down as DUP leader and First Minister. Labour’s M(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin:  said Taoiseach Enda Kenny “breaks promise after promise, believing that media management will take care of everything’’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin launched a strong attack on the Taoiseach following the Government’s decision to abandon its proposed method of un(...)