Taoiseach, Enda Kenny: Has repeatedly said the Government intends serving out its full term of office. The last possible date in the life of the 31st Dáil is March 8th, 2016. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has instructed his general election organisers that all Fine Gael candidates must be selected by October, a full six months befor(...)

Sinn Féin TD Michael Colreavy:  ‘JobBridge is a form of slavery. Unscrupulous employers are taking advantage of this scheme’

Ireland has more workers in low-paid employment per capita than any other EU country, the Dáil has heard.Sinn Féin TD Michael Colreavy, who made the (...)

Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien is not seeking an apology from Labour’s Eric Byrne for commenting on his brother’s situation during a Leaders’ Questions exchange. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:31

Sinn Féin TD Jonathan O’Brien has said he is not seeking a personal apology from Labour TD Eric Byrne, who made a remark about his family during a Dái(...)

Jonathan O’Brien said his brother had been “forced to go back into a hostel where drug-taking happens in front of him”. Photograph: Alan Betson 1:31

Here comes Maureen. For the worthy stuff. She looks out for the people who don’t usually get a look-in. Unless one of them inconveniently dies on a do(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton canvassing on Grafton Street, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People will be persuaded to vote for the Seanad’s abolition as they learn more about the Upper House, Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has said. Mr Br(...)

Vote on Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – Second Stage138 Yes 24 No*Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett does not vote unless the issue is tied*Socia(...)


Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food
Simon Coveney

The Department of Agriculture is discussing tighter equine controls with passport-issuing agencies, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney told(...)

Derek Keating TD: “The Irish family unit has changed significantly in recent years and now comes in many and varied forms.”

Many people forget the impact of a family break-up on grandparents who may be cut off from involvement in the lives of their grandchildr(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly

A hairy man materialised in the middle of a sea of plants yesterday afternoon, happy in his plumpness and smiling opinion of himself. Was(...)