Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin at the launch of the party’s advertisement campaign, outside Leinster House. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil TDs have denied their first election poster was a free advert for Fine Gael, insisting it had set out what it intended to do. The party(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: said somebody who paid a premium of €400 in 2014 would probably pay €650 to €700 after this year with young drivers and motorists with older cars being penalised most. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Insurance industry representatives have claimed there is almost a “cottage industry” in whiplash claims in Ireland that is pushing up the price of pr(...)

The European Investment Bank provides loans to EU countries to invest in infrastructural projects, providing long-term financing at low interest rates.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed a €200 million investment for Ireland to help tackle flood prevention measures. The funding, which wil(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: “Perhaps these thresholds need to be looked at.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister of State Simon Harris is to press the EU to amend the thresholds that apply to funding from the EU Solidarity Fund. Speaking ahead of a visi(...)

The European Commission last week rejected suggestions that EU laws are to blame for the severe flooding in Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Politicians from across the political spectrum are to meet with officials from the European Commission today in Brussels to seek clarity on EU regulat(...)

Micheál Martin: “I’m not Taoiseach of the country. He [Enda Kenny] is the executive in charge.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he did not visit any flood-hit areas outside his native Cork, after his party was strongly critical of Taoi(...)

Two Government Ministers have defended Taoiseach Enda Kenny amid Opposition claims he has not taken enough interest in areas seriously affected by recent flooding. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Two Government Ministers have defended Taoiseach Enda Kenny amid Opposition claims he has not shown enough interest in areas seriously affected by re(...)

Enda Kenny: The Taoiseach  said that sometimes the experts don’t always get it right. ‘A lot of older people have great experience of drainage patterns,’ he mused.

A tough day for Enda yesterday. He must have felt crushed when the realisation dawned that he won’t now achieve one of his lifelong ambitions. He onl(...)

EPA director general  Laura Burke:    “We must implement appropriate measures across all of society and the economy to break the link between prosperity and pollution.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A very mild winter was a significant factor in the slight decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in 2014, according to figures from the Environmental P(...)

 Jonathan O’Brien TD:  local representatives would have greater knowledge than the minister. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Revised building guidelines for apartments are contained in legislation introduced by Minister of State for the Environment Paudie Coffey. He told t(...)