Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, and Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance speaking to media. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government has announced details of a new capital investment plan for counties Cork and Kerry. Six Government ministers attended an ev(...)

Dr James Reilly, who was Minister for Health for more than three years, has made 315 representations since 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Minister for Health James Reilly have made more than 300 representations each on behalf of constituents in relation t(...)

US President Barack Obama gestures during a press conference following the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

G20 leaders meeting in Turkey vowed to intensify efforts to fight terrorism including targeting the funding channels behind extremist organisations, (...)

The former chairman of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) Alan Dukes said he is “deeply concerned” at the latest developments in the investi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny (C) waves at  the end of the European People’s Party Statuary Congress in Madrid on October 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

Outgoing Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan warned Taoiseach Enda Kenny that the Army was close to being deployed to protect the banks and ATM mach(...)

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy has been elected as vice president of the European People’s Party. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy has been elected as vice president of the European People’s Party (EPP), one of 10 centre-right politicians (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left) embraces Catalan centre-right politician Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida, as Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy stands by, at the European Peoples Party congress in Madrid on Wednesday. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Think Fine Gael Ardfheis , European-style. This week close to 3,000 delegates are descending on Madrid for the European People’s Party congress, a mee(...)

Joseph Daul European People’s Party president, said comments from far-right leaders such as France’s Marine Le Pen echoed the extremism seen in Europe during the second World War. Photograph: EPA

The rise of populism and extremism across Europe is “undermining the European project”, European People’s Party (EPP) president Joseph Daul said yeste(...)

Minister of State at the departments of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs with special responsibility for European Affairs and Data Protection,  Dara Murphy, nominated for vice-presidency of European People’s Party

Tensions have surfaced within Fine Gael over the decision of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to nominate Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy as vice-presid(...)

Minister of State  Dara Murphy: he beat Senator Colm Burke by a narrow margin (188 votes to 172) at the recent convention. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Over a dozen long-serving Fine Gael members walked out of a constituency meeting in Cork North Central last week when a supporter of Dara Murphy, M(...)