The writing has been on the wall for a while, but what a few weeks it has been for Irish beef – Ireland is now the only European country to be allowed(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Spokesmen for 1st Independent Mayo, based in the Taoiseach’s political base, has said the campaign aims to promote community-based politics across the State. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Campaigners for a new type of community-based political representation in Mayo say their template could apply to any constituency across the State.The(...)

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Tanaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton has said she believes the Government should run its full term.“My own view is that we should use the remaining (...)

Nick Ashmore, CEO of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This time it will be different. If ever there was a phrase synonymous with financial folly and pre-crash delusion, this is it. It was resurrected l(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the St Andrews Resource Centre in Dublin for the launch of the Low Pay commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he is worth his €3,500 a week salary.Asked at the launch of the Low Pay Commission in Dublin whether his €185,000 a (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking at the launch of the Low Pay Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It is morally unacceptable for families with people in work to be experiencing poverty, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. He said work should alwa(...)

Independent TD Tom Fleming: ‘The inner parts of towns are becoming denuded of people because of the growth of large multiples on the outskirts.’ Photograph: David Sleator

Independent TD Tom Fleming claimed there was a “two-speed” economic recovery under way.He said while Dublin and some of the larger cities and urban ar(...)

Micheál Martin: “More people at risk of dying in our hospitals before the Government decides to get to grips with it”

The Government was accused by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin of having no sense of urgency about the increased risk of people dying in hospitals du(...)

Gerry Adams told the Dáil on Wednesday the total trolley patients figure of 479 included 40 in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in his Louth constituency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

There were 479 people “languishing on trolleys in hospital corridors’’ this morning, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said.He told the Dáil on Wednesday t(...)

Management at University College Cork has approved a merger with the Irish Management Institute (IMI) in a deal estimated at €20.5 million, according(...)