Minister for Environment Alan Kelly has denied he had any part to play in the leaking of the analysis Photograph: Dave Meehan

“A storm in a teacup” - that is the verdict of the deputy leader of the Labour Party Alan Kelly on the leaking of an internal analysis showing (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. A spokesman for the Minister confirmed early signature of the legislation on rent was being sought by the President. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins is to be asked to fast-track the new rent measures to avoid landlords increasing rent. The proposals, which in(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: confirmed Labour was in favour of a new charge for high earners. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour will vow to extend the entitlement to paid parental leave to three months in their general election manifesto. The Irish Times has (...)

Alex White said renewable energy was not just an issue facing rural communities. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A significant increase in the minimum distance between a home and a wind power turbine would “wipe out” onshore wind projects, the Minister fo(...)

 Tanaiste Joan Burton met with pensioners and other people who are to benefit from the restoration of the Christmas bonus.  Pictured from left are Joe Costello TD, Rosie McKenny Cabra, Joan Burton, Brian  Brennan Dublin 8 and Jim Butler Dundrum.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has deplored the leak of internal Labour party analysis which claimed the party could lose up to 20 seats. The Irish (...)

A social housing scheme in Dublin: Tenants will be able to buy at up to a 60 per cent discount

A year ago Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly launched Social Housing Strategy 2020, which aims to deliver 35,000 new social-housing homes over s(...)

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy questioned whether advice to Ministers on the sharing of citizens’ data was “flawed”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government is not compliant with a recent significant ruling by Europe’s top court that affects the sharing of citizens’ personal data between dep(...)

Players from both sides tussle during the game at Fenway Park. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The GPA don’t expect any disciplinary action to result from the row that livened up Sunday’s AIG Fenway Hurling Classic in Boston. However, they do s(...)

Dublin City Council has given Nama-appointed receivers William O’Riordan and Declan McDonald of Pricewaterhouse Coopers six months to substantially redesign the scheme proposed for a site beside the 3 Arena at the Point Village in the city’s north docks. Illustration: TP Bennett Architects

Dublin City Council has expressed “serious concerns” over plans for Dublin’s largest off-campus student housing development, a complex of almost 1,000(...)

Dr James Reilly, who was Minister for Health for more than three years, has made 315 representations since 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Minister for Health James Reilly have made more than 300 representations each on behalf of constituents in relation t(...)