Taoiseach Enda Kenny  with Labour leader Eamon Gilmore as  Tanaiste, during the first Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Maxwell’s/PA Wire

From the summer of 2007, when Northern Rock went bust, to the summer of 2014, when we started to get over the worst of our own banking and property(...)

Eamon Gilmore answering reporters’ questions at a special meeting of the Labour Party. Photograph: Frank Miller

Last July RTÉ’s Seán O’Rourke put it to Taoiseach Enda Kenny that polls published that month did not look good for the re-election of the Government. (...)

Attorney General Máire Whelan: The Fennelly report raised very serious questions about her judgment. She gave seriously inconsistent evidence to the inquiry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Attorney General is one of the most powerful and influential people in the State. She is also one of the least accountable. If she screws up, she (...)

Attorney General Maire Whelan’s role came under scrutiny following the publication of the Fennelly report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

In his recent book, Inside the Room: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Crisis Government, former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore describes Enda Kenny’s reaction w(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she hopes that a book written by her predecessor Eamon Gilmore which is highly critical of her becomes a Christmas bestseller. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she hopes a book written by her predecessor Eamon Gilmore, which is highly critical of her, becomes a Christmas bestsell(...)

Eamon Gilmore speaking at a press conference in Iveagh House, Dublin, this afternoon, during which he announced his resignation as Labour Party leader: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is to claim in a new book that he contemplated leading the Labour Party out of Government at the height of Garda controv(...)

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, now 74 years old, is more than half way through his seven-year term, which began in November 2011. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has not ruled out running for a second term in office. Speaking in San Francisco, California on Sunday, the President said(...)

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(...)

File photograph of Independent Senator David Norris. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Independent Senator David Norris has said that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other following the same-sex marriage referendum. “It would(...)

Enda Kenny: underestimated throughout his career. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

‘He’s like an embarrassing uncle at a wedding,” groans a younger political operative who has had frequent dealings with Enda Kenny recently. “E(...)