Seamus Heaney. Photographer: Jack McManus

Lisa Hannigan Singer Anahorish, soft gradient, of consonant, vowel-meadow. I was really stuck for ages last year and took to reading Se(...)

Angelo Moskov, CEO Worldview Capital, speaking watched by Alasdair Robinson, company secretary, Robert Adair, chairman, Brian O’Cathain, chief executive officer at the Petroceltic EGM, in Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Security was tight in the Royal College of Physicians for Petroceltic’s extraordinary general meeting, called by its biggest shareholder Worldview Cap(...)

Enda Kenny highlighted protests on Monday at the home of Fine Gael Meath West TD Ray Butler. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Socialist TD Ruth Coppinger accused the Government of trying to criminalise water charge protesters, while the Taoiseach said they were “terrorising (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: he said it was a sensitive case which had to be investigated properly and he would like to hear back from a Tusla investigation before making a judgment on it. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will report to the Dáil on allegations of sexual and physical abuse in an Irish school.“Nobody wants to have this kind of activi(...)

A major theme at Fine Gael’s national conference last weekend was the oft repeated message, delivered by the Taoiseach and his Ministers, that Fine Ga(...)

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin said Mr Kenny was “wrong” and “overly simplistic” in his portrayal of Fianna Fáil as the party that wrecked the economy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has this morning accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of delivering a “big political lie” in a recent television interview.M(...)

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny: “Hands up, with his fists quickly opening and snapping shut, he looked like he was being bothered by fruit flies.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:54

But enough about Enda Kenny the god. Time to celebrate Enda Kenny the man. The Taoiseach was never going to live up to his advance billing on S(...)

 Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan: Conceded that the Government never directly asked for debt write-down. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:54

Late on Friday night the Greeks came bearing gifts for Fine Gael. And for once there was little need to beware. For several years now, critics of the (...)

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny during his address at the Fine Gael National Conference 2015 in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin has called for a face-to-face debate with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Speaking following Mr Kenny’s national conference speech,(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at the Fine Gael National Conference 2015 in Castlebar, Co Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:54

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan kept the Taoiseach “informed at all times” about his health and eye procedure, Enda Kenny said.He told reporters a(...)