Government chief whip Paul Kehoe told the Irish Examiner he expected Mr Kenny to serve “another five years and more” if he returned as Taoiseach following the next general election.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Enda Kenny is planning to serve a full term as Taoiseach if re-elected and go on to fight another election, according to the Government chief whip. G(...)

The new Kilkenny bridge and access road  under construction, with St Canice’s Cathedral in the background.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Everyone attending this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival should know they are visiting a wounded place, such are the deep feelings of hurt locally over t(...)

An aurora a million times brighter than aurora borealis was detected over a  failed star  by a team led by NUI Galway graduate Dr Gregg Hallinan

The Irish astronomer involved in identifying the most powerful aurora recorded around a failed star outside the solar system has criticised the Govern(...)

Gardaí have upgraded the investigation into Matt Kivlehan’s death to a murder inquiry after confirming the 59-year-old was stabbed to death. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Neighbours and community leaders in Sligo have led an outpouring of sympathy following the murder of musician Matt Kivlehan, who was described as a(...)

A Fermanagh fan cheers on her team during Sunday’s quarter-final against Dublin in Croke Park. “They were 10 points down with 15 minutes go to and you would think they were the team winning.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

I found what happened in Croke Park this weekend to be eerie and genuinely disturbing. It made me fear for the game. The gap between the elite coun(...)

File photograph of Martin “Matt” Kivlehan, who has been  found dead in Sligo.

Gardaí have begun a murder investigation after a postmortem confirmed a man died in Sligo town on Monday as a result of stab wounds. The body of musi(...)

An inquiry has started after a 59-year-old man was found dead with stab wounds in his Sligo apartment yesterday. The man was named locally as Matt Kiv(...)

More people than ever before are spending time on  trolleys in Irish hospitals. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 6,700 people were counted on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the highest ever f(...)

The recent mapping at irishtimes.com/ancestor of all General Register Office births between 1864 and 1913 (see bit.ly/1HL3gF9) brought us a massive in(...)

A duck enjoys the cool water in the afternoon sunshine through Westgate Gardens in Canterbury, Kent, England on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

A Met Éireann weather warning has come into effect. Gale force winds are expected across western counties on Monday with gusts of up to 100km/h in coa(...)