Mairia Cahill is to contest the Seanad by-election following the resignation of Donegal senator Jimmy Harte.

Labour leader Joan Burton has proposed victims campaigner Mairia Cahill to contest the Seanad by-election following the resignation of Donegal sena(...)

Mr Kenny said Ireland had “come a long way from the dark days when having a disability banished men, women and children to the margins of society”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government wants to double the percentage of people with disabilities working in the public sector. Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched the Government’(...)

Talking about Nama, Tánaiste Joan Burton said: “We made a decision that politicians should be removed out of the process.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she would be “perfectly happy’’ to see Nama co-operating with the investigation in the North into the controversial sale(...)

Independent TD Joan Collins: has called for an increase in minimum wage.  Photograph:  Collins

About 220,000 children avail of free school breakfast and lunch, Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton told the Dáil. She said her department ha(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said she would like to see a minimum “living wage” introduced in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has indicated that she would like to see the Government move to pay all State employees a “living wage” which is significantly hi(...)

Astute timing on spending

The greatly improved state of the national finances has made increased public investment in transport, infrastructure and services both more necessary(...)

“The hottest start up at the web summit was the web summit itself”

So long to the Web Summit, which is leaving Dublin for Lisbon in 2016. The face of the Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, is everything Irish people pretend (...)

Lydia Foy’s long legal battle began when she was refused a female birth certificate in 1993.

Transgender rights activist Lydia Foy has finally received an Irish birth certificate after a 22-year legal battle for recognition in Ireland of her f(...)

Michael McGrath: “There is no building and there is no supply, and the problem is only going to get worse”

The construction industry is telling TDs it is not viable to build houses, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath told the Dáil. The Government(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath suggested they give people hope and discuss solutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

The election campaign is effectively under way.It was fought out in the Dáil yesterday against the backdrop of The Irish Times opinion poll, which sho(...)