Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív has accused Sinn Féin of running a parallel programme of commemorations for Easter Rising 2016.

Éamon Ó Cuív has accused Sinn Féin of attempting to run a parallel programme to the State programme of commemorations for Easter Rising 2016. Sinn (...)

Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Comments made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in which he outlined his reasons for appointing a non-Irish speaker to the post of Minister of State for Gae(...)

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt  is nearing the end of a 20-year sentence.

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt is set to begin an ongoing programme of temporary releases within weeks to prepare him for his full release from pris(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said there has been no impact on beef prices ‘and we are pretty confident that all of the new markets we have opened and the ambition that we have for growth in those markets this year and into next year can still move ahead as planned’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

If the suspected case of BSE in a cow in Co Louth is confirmed Ireland is likely to lose its “negligible risk” status for the fatal brain disease, Min(...)

Cattle on a Midlands farm. The Government has been urged to help  farmers aged under 40 who don’t qualify for supports for young farmers  after their plight was highlighted at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government has been urged to help so-called “forgotten farmers” after their plight was highlighted at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agricultur(...)

The cow in the suspected BSE case was a Rotbunt cow, a rare pedigree breed is from a Louth farm well-regarded for its standards.

Investigations into the suspected BSE case on a dairy farm near Louth village are considering the possibility that the five-year-old cow may have cont(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward arrives triumphantly at the Dáil after his win in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, and Senator Averil Power announces her resignation from Fianna Fáil at Government Buildings. Photographs: Colin Keegan/Collins; Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two events over the course of the week have suggested Fianna Fáil’s renewal drive is beginning to lose steam: the election of a member of the old guar(...)

Which way? Yes and No posters on Merrion Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Senior Government figures are increasingly confident the same-sex marriage referendum will pass. Sources predict the Yes vote could be as high as 60 (...)

John McGuinness TD: intends to vote No in both referendums. Photograph: David Sleator.

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has confirmed he is voting No in the same-sex marriage referendum.Mr McGuinness will not back the official party posit(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh, said he did a very, very weak Leaving Certificate in Irish: his writing skills were okay, but his spoken Irish was very poor. Photograph: The Irish Times 5:05

The Minister of State with responsibility for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh has achieved a “feabhas mór” (big improvement) in the standard of his Irish in (...)