File image of Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

What has changed today to cause the latest crisis at Cabinet? Is it that ministers were suddenly told they had to introduce water charges(...)

No Limbs, No Limits

Young Joanne O’Riordan is already something of a national hero. Born with Tetra-amelia syndrome, an extremely rare condition characterised by t(...)

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan retired last month.

The all-party parliamentary committee on justice is writing to the Taoiseach requesting that the commission o(...)

Pauline Conway from Co Wicklow greeting  President Michael D Higgins  at University College London Hospital yesterday.  Photograph: Johnny Bambury

The glittering investiture of Ireland into The Order of the VBF (Very Best Friend) continues. There’s nothing like some rousing pageantry to st(...)

Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen: decision to step down to seek EU role took EU community by surprise. Photograph: Reuters/Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva

The race for the top jobs in the European Union intensified this week following the decision by Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen to step d(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny (centre) Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister  Martin McGuinness (right) talk with  British prime minister David Cameron at the state banquet in Windsor last night. Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he would like to see Queen Elizabeth visit Ireland to take part in the 1916 centenary commemorations. Mr K(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has downplayed concerns  Dublin is about to go through 2005 to 2007 all over again, saying residential prices  remain 47 per cent lower than the since the peak.

And, more specifically, is there a housing bubble emerging in Dublin? We’re getting mixed answers from the Government to these questions.(...)

Taoiseach put distance between himself and the recently retired Rehab board member and lobbyist Frank Flannery (above) in Dáil yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny yesterday put the political equivalent of the Irish Sea, which he later flew over, between himself and former close Fine G(...)

Australia, less than a year ago, became the first country to introduce plain packaging of cigarettes. It did so to reduce the number of deaths (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he does not underestimate the symbolic and practical significance of President Michael D Higgins’s State visit to Britain.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he does not underestimate the symbolic and practical significance of President Michael D Higgins’s State visit to(...)

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