The changes represent Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan’s most significant change to the force. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Almost half of all Garda superintendents and chief superintendents have been assigned to new posts by Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan.The extent (...)

Cllr Chris O’Leary, a Sinn Féin councillor on Cork City Council, and Cllr Donnchadh O Laoghaire, a Sinn Féin councillor on Cork County Council, had both sought the nomination to run in Cork South Central. Photograph: Provision

Sinn Féin is to hold a rescheduled selection convention to choose a candidate to run for the party in Cork South Central in the next general election (...)

Coalition: Sources indicate there has been a definite change of attitude among some in Fine Gael since IAG chief executive Willie Walsh engaged in a round of publicity last week. Photograph: PA 2:13

A growing number of Fine Gael TDs and Ministers say the Coalition should seriously consider selling the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus. Some backb(...)

Gerry Adams  welcomed “the emergence of the United Popular Front Against Sinn Féin, led by Micheál Martin, Joe Higgins and Richard Boyd Barrett”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Richard Boyd Barrett had good news for Gerry Adams. In fact, he had the very best of good news for the Sinn Féin leader, but “in a peculiar way”. The (...)

Minister of State Sean Sherlock said  upgrading the N20 road to a motorway was needed to ensure Cork and Limerick continued to grow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The upgrading of the main Cork to Limerick road to a motorway is essential for balanced regional development as a counter to Dublin and the east coas(...)

About a dozen anti-austerity campaigners held a peaceful protest outside the Imperial Hotel on Friday morning where Dara Murphy, a TD for Cork North Central, was hosting the fundraising breakfast which was addressed by Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

Anti-austerity protestors have strongly criticised Minister of State Dara Murphy of Fine Gael for hosting an €85 euro fundraising breakfast in Cork th(...)

Checking in at Heathrow. The Irish Hotels Federation has urged the Government to do everything in its power to ensure that Aer Lingus keeps its Heathrow landing slots in the long term.

Fianna Fáil says that a sale of Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) would be “ill advised”.The Aer Lingus board has issued a(...)

In politics, predictions made when there is no short-term prospect of a change of leader can become moot by the time that change occurs. In the(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney “should have known better” than to say he is willing to consider a pact with Fianna Fáil after the next election.

Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney “should have known better” than to say he(...)

Minster for Agriculture Simon Coveney: ‘No major impediment preventing Fine Gael  from entering a coalition with Fianna Fáil’. Photograph: Alan Betson

There has been mixed reaction within Fine Gael to Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney’s comment that there was no major impediment preventing it f(...)