John Deasy: expressed particular concern about the €6.8 billion Strategic Investment Fund, the only stimulus package Ireland would see for the next five years.

A Government backbencher has warned his colleagues against using investment funding as a “political pie” to b(...)

Screengrab of the Minister of State at the Department of the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley at the Oireachtas sub-committee on the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language this afternoon.

The Government is planning to row back on provisions in legislation guaranteeing Irish speakers equal access to State services, according to a (...)

Irish language commissioner Seán Ó Cuirreáin speaking to the large crowd of people who came out yesterday to bid him farewell as he was vacating his office near Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The Government’s failure to protect linguistic rights of Irish speakers was denounced in the State’s largest Gaeltacht yesterday, when hundreds of (...)

Anybody who wishes to engage in Irish with the State or any of its agencies or bodies is entitled to do so

Several Irish-language organisations, led by Conradh na Gaeilge, have organised large rallies, including one in Dublin attended by 10,000 peopl(...)

The Government’s Emergency Coordination Committee’s press briefing  on February 13th at the National Emergency Coordination Centre regarding the recent storms. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

An €8.8 million Government fund for repairs to piers and harbours hit by storms is intended for infrastructure in public ownership, an Oireacht(...)

The Fianna Fáil proposals call for an extra €610 million from the Government up to 2020.

Fianna Fáil’s agriculture spokesman Éamon Ó Cuív has produced an alternative set of proposals on how money should be spent under the Common Agricultur(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: “Greater transparency and accountability in the use of expenditure from the allowance will also be achieved”

Reducing the allowance paid to Independent TDs and parliamentary party leaders by 10 per cent will save €840,000 in a full year, Minister for Public E(...)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: “Amazeyballs.”

It was the roll call of shame. A Dáil reform that caught a number of TDs on the hop and may actually be a reform that works.Environment questions – an(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina viewing the military archives with Cmdt Padraic Kennedy after a State ceremony to mark the centenary of the founding of the Irish Volunteers, Óglaigh na hÉireann, in the Garden of Remembrance. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Volunteers which were founded 100 years looked to an “Irishness beyond their own welfare”, President Michael D Higgins has said. At t(...)

Clash of the outlets: the supermarket sector is gearing up to slug it out on prices . Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Tesco’s “price promise” is the latest in a long line of aggressive strategies rolled out by the company as it seeks to retain its number one slot in t(...)

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