Fifty years ago this weekend, the Catholic bishop of Clonfert, Dr Thomas Ryan, became remarkably agitated about an item on RTÉ’s Late Late Show that f(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the main street of Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, during a general election canvassing stop. Photograph: Alan Betson

It may not seem like it, but we are now entering the electoral end zone. A dull and boring general election has yet to catch the public imagination.(...)

Aidan Heavey, chief executive of Tullow Oil, which announced losses of $1 billion. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The financial markets have been trying not to panic this week. But headlines talking of “turmoil” and “bloodbath” have told the story, with echoes of (...)

Members of the Independent Alliance at Buswells Hotel yesterday: Shane Ross, Deirdre O’Donovan, Paul Gogarty, Tony Murphy, John Halligan, Marie Casserly, Feargal Quinn and Finian McGrath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Leading members of the Independent Alliance held a press conference in Dublin yesterday morning and loudly insisted that they are not unstable. They (...)

Chanelle managing director Michael Burke and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the announcement  of the generic drug group’s new production facility in Loughrea in Co Galway. Photograph: Michael Dillon

Another election pit stop, another jobs announcement. Selling a message that exhorts the electorate to trust the present government’s responsible mana(...)

It was noticeable in the television debate that Joan Burton  and Enda Kenny performed like a team with complementary messages. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

So far it has been the most curious election campaign anybody in politics can remember. The parties are locked in trench warfare with no sign of anybo(...)

Green agenda: At the Green Party manifesto launch in Dublin were (from left): party chairman Roderick O Gorman, leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political Correspondent The Green Party has claimed that climate change will not form part of the national debate without its presence o(...)

Party leaders at the TV3/Newstalk debate last night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Leaders’ debates live on television are strange animals. It’s good to win, but the priority is not to lose. If you make one big gaffe, or get caught o(...)

The last Startup Nations Summit was held in Mexico last November. Photograph: startupnations.org

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will announce on Friday that Ireland has won a competitive global bid to co-host an international gathering of entrepreneurs and (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin launching the Fianna Fáil election manifesto entitled “An Ireland for all” in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has denied his party is repeating the mistakes of the past by making a series of promises ahead of the election. M(...)