Alex White: deputised for Tánaiste Joan  Burton at Opposition Leaders’ Questions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Government and Opposition took exception to the line of questioning at a heated Opposition Leaders’ Questions.The chamber came to life, despite the cl(...)

Dinny McGinley: accepted payments related to his time as a primary school teacher for two years while on a ministerial salary of €130,000. Photograph: David Sleator.

A number of TDs, Senators and former ministers have chosen to retain pension entitlements from teaching roles alongside their current salary, accordi(...)

Former minister of state for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley

Enterprise Ireland has confirmed that it expressed concern almost two years ago about the sale of State-owned seaweed company Arramara Teoranta by Úd(...)

New Minister of State for the Gaeltach Joe McHugh who has begun a refresher course in Irish with Liam Ó Cuinneagáin at Oideas Gael in Glencolumbcille in Co Donegal.

After a week of sustained criticism for his lack of Irish, the new Minister of State for the Gaeltach Joe McHugh has begun a refresher course in Irish(...)

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton greet Michael Ring  as he joins fellow ministers of State on the steps of Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke.

“Mickeys missing!” shouted Enda, trying to be helpful.We scanned the ranks of the newly promoted Ministers of State arrayed on the steps in front of G(...)

The Taoiseach said Joe McHugh (above) pursuing a language course would allow him to discuss the issues which mattered with Éamon Ó Cuív on TG4 or any other forum around the country.

The new Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Joe McHugh is to take a refresher course in the Irish language, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.Mr Kenny(...)

File image of Simon Harris at Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Our neighbours in Britain have had a Cabinet reshuffle because the government there was regarded, in that ungainly phrase, as “male, pale and stale”.H(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton picturted after their first joint press conference outside government buildings last week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted he finds reshuffles difficult as he prepares to sack some junior ministers this afternoon. He said he and Tánaiste J(...)

Which Ministers can make it over Becher’s Brook? 4:04

Predicting the outcome of Enda Kenny and Joan Burton’s deliberations on the Cabinet is like asking a person who doesn’t know the difference between a (...)

A tongue-tied minister

How could Taoiseach Enda Kenny have appointed a junior minister with a special responsibility for the Gaeltacht, who lacks an essential qualification (...)