Taoiseach Enda Kenny has claimed the risk to the economy from political instability is real and that cool heads and steady hands are needed to ensure continued growth. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has claimed the risk to the economy from political instability is “real” and that “cool heads” and “steady hands” are needed to e(...)

Bishop of Cork and Ross John Buckley. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Catholic bishop has urged voters to question all general election candidates about their views and voting intentions on repealing the Eighth Amendme(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said that voters should look to Portugal as an example of how “political instability leads to economic instab(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald set out his party’s plans for the justice system. Phoitograph: Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has moved to reassure the public that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will be given the resources to combat gangland crime a(...)

Garda officers at the scene of the shooting of Eddie Hutch  on Poplar Row in Dublin’s  North Strand. Two journalists at Independent News & Media hwho have been reporting on recent gang violence have had threats made on their lives, the group’s editor-in-chief said. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

A newspaper editor has said it is frightening to think that journalists are having threats made on their lives some 20 years after the murder of Veron(...)

Screen grab of Gerry Adams during Thursday’s  leaders debate. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams came under sustained attack for his call to abolish the Special Criminal Court during the first leaders’ debate of the ge(...)

Independent News & Media (INM) released a statement on Thursday evening saying a number of its reporters were formally notified by gardaí their “safety is at risk from organised criminals”. File photograph:

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has condemned threats reportedly made against two reporters at Independent News & Media (INM). INM released a statement on T(...)

Pat Kenny and Colette Fitzpatrick will host the first #ge16 leaders’ debate on Thursday night on TV3. Photograph: TV3

All eyes will be on TV3 tonight as the first leaders’ debate of the general election campaign takes place. Taoiseach Enda Kenny will go head-to-head (...)

Chanelle Group, founded by Michael Burke, is to create  175 jobs in a major expansion of its operations.

Chanelle Group, the largest Irish-owned manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, will create 175 jobs in a major expansion of its operations. Taoiseach Enda(...)