Tánaiste Joan Burton:  said it was a ‘terrible tragedy to visit a family and I sympathise with them’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton discussed the case of the pregnant woman on life support with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Enda Kenny before it(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton watches the Department of the Taoiseach staff choir during the annual lunchtime recital of Christmas carols at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A brief, first World War- type truce was declared in the Dáil yesterday, but there was no crossing of enemy lines for mulled wine.The truce was preced(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.

IDA Ireland has been expanding its overseas offices, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has said.“Although IDA Ireland does (...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise  Richard Bruton: “We have shown significant improvements in our cost position and that is reflected by  surveys of the National Competitiveness Council.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ireland’s international economic competitiveness had improved significantly in recent years, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bru(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton  after their first joint press conference in July. Coalition members in fear of losing their seats in the next election after poor opinion poll ratings.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Poor opinion poll ratings for the Coalition partners and fallout from the water charges controversy have left Ministers in fear of losing their sea(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives at Government Buildings yesterday morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Enda Kenny is trying to do a Moses today. He needs to part the raging reds’ sea and lead his frightened and exhausted coalition through walls o(...)

Richard Bruton briefed the Cabinet 
on the issue 
yesterday, and 
also 
sent a witness statement provided by Gerry Ryan, an official in the Department of Jobs, to An Garda Síochána. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton is to meet the civil servant in his department who sent a controversial dossier containing allegations of tax evas(...)

A senior Labour Party minister has said he has doubts over whether the Economic Management Council (EMC), the four member committee which sets econom(...)

Michael McGrath: “We must be clearer, better at communicating and we must have very distinct points of difference between us and the other parties”

A senior Fianna Fáil TD has warned the party must take more distinctive policy positions to stand out from its rivals if it is to improve on its curr(...)

‘Dolores had a special message for An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, which she delivered with her eye focused firmly on him.’  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Hope House, situated on the banks of the Moy in Foxford, Co Mayo, is a residential centre specialising in the treatment of alcohol, drugs, gambling an(...)