Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil in February 2013 as  legislation is moved to dissolve IBRC. Photograph; screegrab from Oireachtas TV/Frank Miller /The Irish Times.

The Government may introduce an emergency Bill in the Dáil this week to overcome a legal obstacle that has effectively stalled the work of the Commiss(...)

Paddy Cosgrave said he hoped the Summit would return to Dublin Photograph: Sportsfile

In his closing remarks at the Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave attempted to repair some of the damage done in recent weeks and keep alive the possibi(...)

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(...)