Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age. 2:14

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

Independent TD Shane Ross has asked that the investment committee responsible for the €1.47 million wards of court fund appear before the Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The committee responsible for almost €1.5 billion worth of funds held for the State’s 18,500 wards of court may be invited before the Public Accounts (...)

 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court  Mrs Susan Denham in court: she wrote ‘a number of members of the court have fallen ill . . .  and I believe that the cold temperatures have been a factor in this.’ Photograph: Collins Courts.

The Chief Justice warned she would have to cancel court sittings earlier this year because it was so cold in the Supreme Court as a result of a faulty(...)

The draft wording sets out a list of guarantees that IAG, headed by Willie Walsh (pictured), must fulfil before any offer can be considered by the Government. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eight Labour Party TDs will submit a motion raising concerns about the IAG bid for Aer Lingus at the party’s national conference in Killarney this we(...)

Harry Magee passes through hurling country on the 13.45 from Galway to Ennis. 4:08

Galway 1.45pm Platform nine and three quarters at Ceannt Station in Galway is not easy to find for the non-wizard classes.We have been standing on the(...)

Courts Service chief executive  Brendan Ryan: questioned on loophole by Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Courts Service has said driving licences should be tied to vehicle ownership to resolve a loophole which resulted in 21,154 drivers escaping pe(...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: tabled a Dáil motion on the issue

A group of backbench Dublin Government TDs last night warned Ministers they would become “rebellious” if central funding for local authorities is div(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

The document follows on from calls earlier this year from Minster of State for Housing Jan O’Sullivan for a regulated housing market similar to those in operation in France and Germany. Photograph: Eric Luke

The cost of private rented accommodation should be controlled by bringing rents into line with the cost of living, the Labour Party has said. (...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “I am advised by the Revenue Commissioners that based on 2012 data, the most up-to-date data available, it is estimated that up to 577,000 policyholders, which provide cover for 1.1 million individuals, may be affected by this measure.”

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has acknowledged that 1.1 million individuals will be affected by the Government’s move to reduce tax relief on he(...)