Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking to disability activist Martin Naughton and protester Donal Toolan outside Government Buildings. Photograph: Rachel Flaherty 3:05

Disability protesters have told Taoiseach Enda Kenny he “kicked them in the teeth” with a Government plan to invest €450 million in nursing homes and (...)

‘All of the key decisions which led to the situation where Martin Callinan was put under this pressure to retire were made at meetings run by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.’  Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

The word “however” is often the most important utterance in any judgment. There is a big and important “however” in the middle of the key paragraph(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sligo was to the fore on the political radar this week, what with the Cabinet decamping for a day to Lissadell House and Senator Marc MacSharry turnin(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the St Andrews Resource Centre in Dublin for the launch of the Low Pay commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he is worth his €3,500 a week salary.Asked at the launch of the Low Pay Commission in Dublin whether his €185,000 a (...)

Whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe made his allegations as far back as May 2008, when he was stationed in Cavan-Monaghan.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The first complaints to authorities by Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe were made as far back as May 2008, when he was stationed in Cavan-Monagh(...)

Speculation had centred on Fine Gael young turks Simon Coveney (left) and Leo Varadkar as possibilities for the role of Minister for Justice - but it was not to be.

As the dust settled on Alan Shatter’s resignation last night, the immediate speculation centred on the Fine Gael young turks, Simon Coveney and Leo Va(...)

Geraldine Byrne Nason was “a pivotal figure in the fiscal treaty referendum campaign and throughout Ireland’s EU presidency”, a Government  spokesman said.

The second-highest official in the Department of the Taoiseach is leaving the post with a view to returning to the Department of Foreign Affair(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  told the Dáil of the latest scandal to hit the justice system involving inadvertent taping of telephone calls between prisoners and their solicitors.

Fears that recordings of phone calls to and from Garda stations might be destroyed prompted the dramatic establishment of a commission of inqui(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he did not know what was being raised by Secretary general to the Government Martin Fraser or Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson in the lobby of Fitzpatrick’s Hotel in New York. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny made little yesterday of a public altercation in New York between his top civil servant and Ireland’s most senior diplomat(...)

Minister  for Justice Alan Shatter: sources indicate he is unlikely to say he was mistaken over Garda whistleblowers. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

HARRY McGEE Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is set to come under intense political pressure this week to apologise(...)