Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Fine Gael National Conference in Castlebar last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The spotlight is beginning to shine on what might be called “Endapendent” TDs who are being courted discreetly by both the Minister for Finance Michae(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told an Oireachtas committee that  third-party costs arising from the Moriarty tribunal have amounted to €4.77 million to date. Photograph: Theirry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said third-party costs arising from the Moriarty tribunal have amounted to €4.77 million.Speaking at the Select Sub-Committee(...)

Former president and UN secretary-general’s special envoy on climate change Mary Robinson (right) with Tánaiste Joan Burton. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Harry McGee Political Correspondent It was possibly the strangest St Valentine’s Day wooing in recent Irish political memory but the unexpected declar(...)

The International Financial Services Centre: employs 35,000 people in Dublin hub and a further 10,000 outside the capital. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

When the International Financial Services Centre began life in 1987 it had just three companies, employing 55 people. If a strategy drawn up for the G(...)

Genetic heritage: protection of the red deer is a priority. Illustration: Michael Viney

A rifle-mounted video camera is showing us what the hunter is seeing through his telescopic sight: a confused intersection of mossy trunks and branche(...)

Séan Haughey, the son of former taoiseach Charlie Haughey, said his father’s portrayal in an three-part drama series (where  Charlie Haughey was played by Aidan Gillen above) ‘completely wrong’.

Charlie Haughey’s son has said his family was shocked by the “completely wrong” depiction of the former taoiseach in the recent RTÉ television drama (...)

The concluding episode of Charlie revealed Haughey growing ever-more obsessed with his legacy as the narrative also sought to explain the man behind the image. Photgraph: Patrick Redmond

Charles Haughey famously, and with epic but characteristic self-regard, told the Dáil as he departed the chamber in 1992: “I have done the State some (...)

Hiding his shame from God: Aidan Gillen, as Charles Haughey, eats an ortolan under a napkin

Given the abundance of grotesquerie offered by the biography of the former taoiseach Charles Haughey, it is surprising that the most bizarre moment (s(...)

Kingsmill Massacre – Alan Black, the sole survivor of the massacre, in 2000 laying a floral tribute at the Bessbrook Town Hall memorial to those killed – “Atrocities like these can never be expunged from a conscience or explained away.”  –  Picture by Stephen Wilson/Pacemaker

Nuance. It was going to be my watchword for 2015. The one by which every utterance would be measured. Life is too short to muster up the pretence o(...)

A new opinion poll shows only one per cent of voters support Lucinda Creighton’s new party. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A new opinion poll has shown both Government parties have increased their support, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton the most popular(...)