A marriage equality march in Dublin campaigns for equal rights for same sex couples. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ministers are expected to weigh up whether they should hold the same-sex marriage referendum on its own or in tandem with a byelection and other pendi(...)

Mattie McGrath has said he wants to join a new political set-up headed by Michael Fitzmaurice. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed an interest in signing up to a new party headed by Roscommon/South Leitrim deputy Michael Fitzmaurice. The(...)

Protestors gathered in their thousands to protest the water charges at Merrion Square  Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Financial markets appear to be rather more relaxed about Ireland’s changing political dynamic than people in Coalition circles. Even as polls point to(...)

The Government won the Dáil confidence motion by 86 votes to 55

The Government has won the Dáil confidence motion by 86 votes to 55.The vote took place after a three-hour debate on the motion moved by the Governmen(...)

Joan Bruton: Her personal approval rating has dropped 12 points to 25 per cent in the Irish Times/ Ipsos MRBI poll. Photograph: Alan Betson

As Leinster House digested the results of the latest Irish Times/ Ipsos MRBI poll last week, those in the Labour ranks had two reasons to be disappoin(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has denied there is a disagreement between Fine Gael and Labour over tax reform but says the issue has lead to “strong debate and discussion” between the Coalition parties.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has denied there is a disagreement between Fine Gael and Labour over tax reform but says the issue has lead to “strong debate and(...)

Support for the introduction of same-sex marriage is rising steadily, with a majority supporting the move, the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll has (...)

The 5th Annual Marriage Equality March campaigning for equal rights for same sex couples photographed gathering at City Hall where they marched to the Department of Justice, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The strong support for same-sex marriage as evidenced in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll will come as a welcome relief to a beleaguered Governm(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny expressed his confidence in the Coalition’s election chances  after the North-South Ministerial Council meeting in Armagh. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he will lead Fine Gael into the next election and will form another government with Labour following a spring 2016 (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny:  “absolutely happy” that he will lead Fine Gael into the next election to form a government with the Labour Party. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he will lead Fine Gael into the next election and will form another government with Labour following a spring 2016 c(...)