Hall table made by Carlow-based Cillian Ó Súilleabháin

Great to see Irish designers selected for notable mention in this month’s edition of interiors style bible Elle Decoration (elledecoration.co.uk). In(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at Heuston station: “They gathered up all the shiny things they gave the country over the last four years and made a big deal of handing them over again.” Photograph: The Irish Times

“Bing Bong! We are now approaching Heuston station. Will politicians at the rear of the platform please move forward to the microphones in order to al(...)

 Catherine Byrne TD, will run for Fine Gael in Dublin South-Central in the next general election. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s Catherine Byrne has put an end to speculation by confirming she will run for the party in Dublin South-Central at the next general electio(...)

Gerry Adams TD: “In fairness, he was going to pay and he changed his mind,” said Fine Gael TD Ray Butler.

A modest contribution? That’s what the Taoiseach kept talking about yesterday.You don’t get many of those in the Dáil.But Enda wasn’t suggesting a sha(...)

Jonathan O’Brien said his brother had been “forced to go back into a hostel where drug-taking happens in front of him”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Here comes Maureen. For the worthy stuff. She looks out for the people who don’t usually get a look-in. Unless one of them inconveniently dies on a do(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said a “seismic” process is under way at Irish Water to delete all Personal Public Service numbers supplied to it. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A “seismic” process is under way at Irish Water to delete all Personal Public Service (PPS) numbers supplied to the company, Minister for the Environm(...)

Richard Bruton: He  insisted the Government had adopted a ‘prudent’ approach to the economy and people were now seeing the benefits.

All political roads yesterday led to the National Ploughing Championships in Co Laois.And so it was that Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: interview showed her rewriting the past

The Dáil adjourned for the summer recess with a publicity stunt from Sinn Féin which served as a reminder to all the other parties of just what a ruth(...)

‘All to do with an Ireland past, of course. We’re much more tolerant now. Enda pulled out all the stops in the Dáil. In fairness, he’s damn good at this. He oozes compassion and understanding.’

The publication of the Cooke report should have taken our minds off the Tuam babies story, but it didn’t. After the furore caused by the allegations s(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)