Taoiseach Enda Kenny: In the light of the continuing economic recovery, the main Coalition party might have expected another significant rise in support   although the increase in Labour support will be a consolation. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will get mixed messages from the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll if he looks to it for guidance about whether to go to the cou(...)

Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll: Fine Gael is now comfortably the largest party with 28 per cent support. Graphic: The Irish Times 1:28

The prospect of a November election has receded with the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll showing the Coalition parties are short of the support req(...)

Fianna Fáil has tabled a motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny following the publication of the Fennelly report. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will strongly defend his actions in the controversy that led to the resignation of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan when(...)

Martin Callinan one of a long line of senior gardaí who departed from office in the midst of political controversy. Photograph: PA

Martin Callinan was one of a long line of senior gardaí who departed from office in the midst of political controversy. Since the foundation of the St(...)

 ‘Much will depend on whether opinion polls, public and private, indicate that the two parties between them have a realistic chance of getting close to the 79 seats required to form a government in a November election.’  Above, Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Enda Kenny will have to make one of the biggest calls of his political life in the next month or so – whether to throw caution to the winds and call a(...)

Members of the public line up to sign books of condolances for  Thomas Kent at St Michael’s garrison church, Collins Barracks, before a State funeral on Friday 18th September. Photograph: Alan Betson

The great-grandson of the policeman killed in the gun battle that led to Thomas Kent’s execution has said it is important that all the victims of the(...)

Fine Gael candidate John Perry: he is under pressure because the Fine Gael election strategy committee is recommending one candidate be selected by Sligo delegates and one by Leitrim delegates. Photograph:  James Connolly

Supporters of Fine Gael TD John Perry are threatening a court injunction against the party in a row over the upcoming selection convention for Sligo-(...)

Thomas Kent (left) and William Kent being marched by British soldiers across Fermoy Bridge in May 1916

The decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to deliver the graveside oration at the state funeral of Thomas Kent tomorrow is a clear signal of the Government(...)

‘Not to be outdone Sinn Féin staged its own elaborate re-enactment of the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa, featuring a large group of supporters wearing the uniforms of the Irish Volunteers and carrying replica guns.’ Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The investigation into the killing of Kevin McGuigan in Belfast is raising uncomfortable questions for Sinn Féin, but it should also provoke some seri(...)

Alan Shatter spoke on Tuesday of his upset at what he described as the misleading impression created by reports about expenses claims.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has described some recent coverage of Alan Shatter’s expenses claim as “grossly selective, unfair and(...)