Enda Kenny: suddenly, Enda has come over all coy. He had been happy to state his measure. Now, he doesn’t know how to say “when”. In Leinster House, people are puzzled. Photograph: Bloomberg

Once there was clarity. Not so long ago, there was a definite line. It wasn’t in the sand either, because sand is a discredited commodity where politi(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett said Donald Trump had turned out to be somebody who was whipping up an outrageous and dangerous hysteria against the undocumented, including the Irish. Photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he “unreservedly’’ condemned remarks about immigrants made by US presidential candidate Donald Trump. “We have 70 million p(...)

 Senator Lorraine Higgins: “This provision would be particularly pertinent to criminals who specialise in robbing and plundering rural Ireland.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Labour Party Senator has called for criminals targeting rural Ireland to be disqualified from driving. Lorraine Higgins has called on the Office of (...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said modular housing units should be in place before Christmas. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Emergency legislation will be introduced if necessary to deal with the housing crisis, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said. Mr Kelly said(...)

Fine Gael and Labour only need to gain a few points each to be in with a great chance of winning an historic second term.

Election fever has swept the corridors of Leinster House as the omens begin pointing more clearly to a November contest. While nobody knows for certai(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin  and  Minister for Finance Michael Noonan speaking to media after the publication of exchequer returns at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

For years they swayed in a vicious wind on the edge of a cliff, staring into The Abyss. When they weren’t clinging on by their toenails, they were bus(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has moved to dampen speculation about the general election taking place this year, saying the Coalition wants to stay in power and implement its policies. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has moved to dampen speculation about the general election taking place this year, saying the Coalition wants t(...)

Mobile accounts for 37 per cent of traffic to Irish e-commerce sites, says Wolfgang Digital . Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Traffic to Irish e-commerce websites increased 28 per cent year on year in the second quarter, with mobile’s share of traffic leaping while tablet’s s(...)

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald said of the apartments: “They do not meet fire safety standards, yet the developer, the builders, the architects and the planning authority will not be penalised, and it is the owners who are being asked to foot the bill.” Photograph: Alan Betson 2:09

Almost 300 families in Dublin’s docklands who face evacuation from their apartments, which are a fire hazard, should resolve the issue “collaborati(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said a strategy could be drafted by the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Taoiseach has said he hopes a plan can be drafted to deal with the criminal gangs burgling houses and attacking homeowners throughout the country.(...)