Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD during a launch of a new billboard. File  photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin is certain to have a good election and will build on its current tally of 14 TDs. The 12 deputies who are contesting again (with Cork’s San(...)

Labour’s Joanna Tuffy: I am relatively happy . . . I feel momentum going towards us. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Private polling research by the Labour Party has given it hope that it could capitalise on concerns of a large block of non-Coalition supporters that(...)

Independent Senator Jillian van Turnhout called for the weekly direct provision payment for children to be increased. File photograph: Dara Mac Domhnaill

Ireland could face sanctions when it appears before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in January over its failure to increase the weekly pay(...)

Senator Jillian van Turnhout: “Who would entertain the idea of an education programme about the dangers of smoking being designed and delivered by an organisation that is funded by tobacco companies?” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People who buy alcohol in off-licences and drink it within safe levels will pay just 30 cents more a week under legislation to impose a minimum price(...)

Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane said: “The company talks about €2 billion being raised in revenue from residential customers by 2021. It ignores the fact that almost half of people have not paid.”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Water’s seven-year plan was not grounded on reality, Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane claimed. “There is no acceptance that this will be a big (...)

Irish Water’s logo.

Fianna Fáil environment spokesman Barry Cowen has said the implementation of water charges is “getting more farcical by the day” because PPS number(...)

Independent senator Gerard Craughwell said the decision of Eurostat that Irish Water had to remain on the State’s books was a matter of national importance that needed a full public debate. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Opposition parties have backed a campaign by Independent senator Gerard Craughwell to have the Seanad recalled to debate the Irish Water controver(...)

Chairman of the Low Pay Commission Donal de Buitléir, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny during the official launch of the commission’s report on the national minimum wage at Seán O’Casey Community Centre, East Wall, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Employers may introduce a “slight adjustment” in the hours they give to workers as a result of the 50 cent increase in the minimum wage, the chairman (...)

Senator Feargal Quinn: said pubs need to be able to adjust to the competition provided by supermarkets. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Greg Mulholland, a UK Liberal Democrat MP and traditional pub industry campaigner, put on a frightfully good show on Tuesday when he addressed the Oir(...)

Incumbent on Natrium Ltd, the new owners of Clerys, to engage with the staff and their trade unions, Minister of State for Jobs Ged Nash told the Seanad.

It was incumbent on Natrium Ltd, new owners of Clerys, to engage with the staff and their trade unions, Minister of State for Jobs Ged Nash has told (...)