Taoiseach Enda Kenny has criticised the Greek government for asking for an extension to its bailout “at the last minute”.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has claimed Taoiseach Enda Kenny told an untruth in his response to the Greek prime minister. Mr Kenny told Alexis T(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said the Government was keeping ‘a very close watch’ on events in Greece. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Government statement said the Economic Management Council (EMC) met on Monday evening to discuss “developments in Greece and across the euro zone”. (...)

“The potential remains to reduce public spending on pharmaceuticals, in particular patented medicines,” according to the commission’s recommendations.  Photograph: PA Wire

The European Commission is standing over a call for Ireland to reduce spending on patented medicines, despite objections from the pharmaceutical indu(...)

“In the US, philanthropy – which literally means ‘love of mankind’ – is seen as a way of participating directly in solving society’s ills and needs.” Photograph: Getty

Put simply, philanthropy is the application of private resources to the public good. Yet in Ireland philanthropy is often misunderstood or treated wit(...)

‘Head of a Dominican Monk’ by Rubens from the Russborough House collection

The Government has welcomed the emergence of “white knights” willing to buy paintings from Russborough House that were due to be auctioned at Chris(...)

Lafcadio Hearn in 1895

“He is the writer in our language who can best be compared with Hans Christian Andersen and the brothers Grimm” - US literary historian Malcolm Cowle(...)

The Irish people will not be asked to vote in an other referendum before the next general election, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has confirmed

The Irish people will not be asked to vote in an other referendum before the next general election, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan(...)

 Minister of State for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin said on Tuesday “I just heard this morning that so-called white knights had emerged to acquire them on behalf of the State and that would be a very welcome and good development”. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The emergence of “white knights” willing to buy paintings from Russborough House that were due to be auctioned at Christie’s in London has been wel(...)

One of the aims of the capital spending plan will be to try and make more land suitable for private housing development to help with the housing crisis, especially around Dublin.

The Coalition is set to use its capital spending plan, to be announced later this summer, to invest in projects which would free up more land for priv(...)

A proposal to replace the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) with a new structure, involving additional powers and oversight measures, is a (...)