Last Tuesday morning, before the reshuffle of Ministers of State was announced, former Fine Gael minister Ivan Yates – who knows a thing or two about (...)

Fine Gael Ministers of State:Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with Special Responsibility as Government Chief Whip and Defence: Pa(...)

A first day of talks between Taoiseach Enda Kenny and newly appointed Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton on the Cabinet reshuffle and their priorities in Coalition have come to a close.

A first day of talks between Taoiseach Enda Kenny and newly appointed Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton on the Cabinet reshuffle and their (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: “I think we both want the Government to continue its mandate”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are holding a key meeting today on the future direction of the Coalition Government and the appointment (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: forearmed with the knowledge that her elevation would be a formality, both sides have been working on their strategies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The next 48 hours are going to be critical for this Coalition Government. Both Taoiseach Enda Kenny and new Tánaiste Joan Burton know their negotiatio(...)

From left, Kathleen Lynch tipped for promotion, Phil Hogan for Europe and Leo Varadkar for  Environment.

Crucial talks between Taoiseach Enda Kenny and new leader of the Labour Party Joan Burton on the Coalition’s future policy direction and the shape of (...)

Cabinet reshuffle 4:45

The Cabinet reshuffle early next month will mean six senior Ministers being replaced by Ministers of State and Government backbenchers, according to (...)

Shane Ross: he’s quite good at getting back to people when he wants to. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shane Ross says he doesn’t own a mobile phone. Nobody believes him. But the Independent deputy for Dublin South swears it’s true. So it mus(...)

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins: “We need a massive programme of public home building – social and affordable.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Homeless families were moved out of hotels on St Patrick’s Day because of increased prices due to the national feast day, Socialist Party TD Joe Higgi(...)

Minister for Justice  Alan Shatter: Survived motion of no confidence

The Government last night comfortably voted down a Fianna Fáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. The resu(...)