Fine Gael deputy leader and Minister for Children James Reilly received a dressing down from Taoiseach Enda Kenny in front of his party’s ministerial team over comments Dr Reilly made on abortion. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael TDs will be allowed a free vote on the repeal of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution after a constitutional convention is given time to(...)

A 49-year-old man appeared in court in Limerick charged with possession of a firearm and robbing a number of service stations in Co Limerick and Co Cl(...)

Relaxing in Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow,  winner of the AA Hotel of the Year 2015

Jingle bells will be ringing around the country as more hotels are decking the halls with boughs of holly and opening for Christmas this year. (...)

Kenny downplays expectation of giveaway budget following strong exchequer returns. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs and Senators were told by the party’s electoral strategists they must emphasise stability in the election campaign, and that fear of (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. He said he would reluctantly and “with regret” support a temporary suspension of the Assembly as the better of two bad options

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said the Northern parties are “running out of time and running out of choices” as the Stormont insti(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “This is a very serious day in respect of the Northern Ireland situation and the continuation of the Executive and the Assembly. The time for ambiguity has now passed.” File photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the collapse of the Northern Ireland institutions is inevitable if the Assembly is not adjourned to deal with the politi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Ahead of the new Dáil term, the political party think-ins begin today with Fine Gael’s event. We assess the shape of each party as they head into a ge(...)

24 Highfield Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Address: 24 Highfield Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14 Agent: Sherry FitzGerald Dundrum Refurbishment and extension has brought this four-bedroom h(...)

A major US tour operator has become among the first to create a romantic Irish tour for the LGBT market following the passage of the marriage equality(...)

Adare village was closed for most of Saturday as six fire crews from Limerick County accompanied by additional crew from the city, battled the fire for several hours. Photograph: Barry O’Halloran

A large fire broke out in Adare, Co Limerick on Saturday afternoon, destroying a number of thatched cottages in the village but with no reported injur(...)