Villa Spada houses the Irish Embassy to the Vatican which was closed as a cost-cutting measure in 2011 before being reopened in 2014

As someone from a Northern Protestant background happily resident in Dublin, I know there is little or no point in trying to persuade my co-religionis(...)

Kathleen Lynch: Accepted that the general election date had become the “burning issue of the day”.

Labour Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch has played down talk of a rift between Labour and Fine Gael over the date of the election and conceded that a(...)

The use of Fás’s credit card to pay over $900 for a three-ball golf match at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando was defended as “developing relationships”. Photograph: Getty Images

If there was a moment which crystallised public outrage over State officials’ sense of entitlement and disregard for taxpayers’ money, it came on the (...)

Former tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore said he was honoured to accept the position. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former tánaiste and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore has been appointed as the European Union envoy to the peace process in Colombia. Federica Mogh(...)

Colm O’Reardon (second from left) is a brother of Labour Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The former economic adviser to ex-tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is set to take up a senior civil service position in the Department of Health. Colm O’Reardo(...)

 Fianna Fáil  leader Micheál Martin: he said there was “disquieting contradictory evidence” and that Mr Kenny’s evidence was “significantly at variance with the evidence of four very serious personnel involved in this scenario”. Photograph: Sam Boal

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he found it “absolutely incredible” that he had not been informed about a letter from former Garda commissioner Martin (...)

Labour TD for Dublin Mid-West Robert Dowds who has decided not to contest the next general election.

Labour TD for Dublin Mid-West Robert Dowds has confirmed he will not contest the general election. In a surprise move, Mr Dowds said he would step dow(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams: “I am not Eamon Gilmore. Sinn Féin is not the Labour Party.” Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Sinn Féin will go into government with any party who has the mandate from the electorate, party leader Gerry Adams has said. Mr Adams said it was too (...)

Eamon  Gilmore told the Fennelly Commission, which examined events leading up to the retirement of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, that Taoiseach Enda Kenny had told him he would not be able to express confidence in Mr Callinan if asked. This has been denied by Mr Kenny. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore is standing by evidence he gave to the Fennelly Commission which contradicted that provided by the Tao(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Fennelly report has found he did not sack former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny did not sack or seek to sack former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, an inquiry has found. The report, which was published on(...)