French president Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with Taoiseach  Enda Kenny on his arrival for the opening of the UN conference on climate change in Paris. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images.

Harry McGee Political Correspondent in Paris Taoiseach Enda Kenny has claimed the EU agriculture greenhouse emissions target for Ireland are(...)

President Vladimir Putin of Russia, second from left, speaks to  US secretary of state John Kerry, right, at the UN climate change conference in Paris. Photograph: New York Times

US president Barack Obama has told crucial climate change talks in Paris the negotiations represent an act of defiance after the attacks in t(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he was “pro-life” and against abortion on demand. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A consensus is emerging in Fine Gael that the unborn should maintain a constitutional protection in any review of abortion legislation. The (...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said Enda Kenny made the decision on the Eighth Amendment alone. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has denied he bounced Taoiseach Enda Kenny into making a decision on the Eighth Amendment. Speaking o(...)

Minister for Children Dr James Reilly: The Taoiseach gave him a dressing-down in front of his party’s ministerial team over his comments calling for a repeal of the Eighth Amentment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been urged by three of his senior Ministers to address concerns surrounding the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny took his parliamentary party by surprise this week when he said Fine Gael might be willing to allow a free vote on repea(...)

At the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland Thanksgiving lunch, in Dublin  (from left) : Bryan Bourke (William Fry), Mark Redmond (chief executive American Chamber), US Ambassador Kevin O’Malley, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Eamonn Sinnott (president American Chamber). Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Some 70,000 Irish emigrants will have returned home by 2020 to take up new jobs and build their future here, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. (...)

Fine Gael deputy leader and Minister for Children James Reilly received a dressing down from Taoiseach Enda Kenny in front of his party’s ministerial team over comments Dr Reilly made on abortion. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael TDs will be allowed a free vote on the repeal of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution after a constitutional convention is given time to(...)

 Catherine Murphy: said she favoured the reconstitution of Siteserv PLC, which is now in liquidation. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Social Democrats party has proposed the establishment of an anti-corruption agency as part of a long-term response to the issues raised by the Com(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny

The Cabinet will discuss how to proceed with the commission of inquiry into transactions at the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) at its meetin(...)