Tánaiste Joan Burton:  said it was a ‘terrible tragedy to visit a family and I sympathise with them’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton discussed the case of the pregnant woman on life support with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Enda Kenny before it(...)

“If I have the opportunity on the next occasion to appoint a cabinet, it will be a 50:50 on merit, of men and women,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny told  political correspondents at Leinster House. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to have an equal number of women as men in cabinet if Fine Gael is returned to power after the next general election.(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton says the Government has been working through a menu of the very important proposals brought forward by the convention. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton refused to be drawn on the Government extending the vote to Irish emigrants in presidential elections.She was replying to Sinn F(...)

Tánaiste and Minister Joan Burton: publicly she and other ministers were insisting the PPS data would only be used by Irish Water to validate allowances but behind the scenes there was concern. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

The Department of Social Protection warned Irish Water at their very first meeting that child benefit details could not be reliably used for the purpo(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan said it was “important that all parties renew their focus”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he still believes there is time to reach agreement in the Northern talks by the end of the yea(...)

“I love my country!” boomed Michael Ring. “To Inda Kinny and to Joan Burton, I want to say: CARRY ON!” At which stage he was carried out. Or at least, he should have been. Photograph: Frank Miller.

That Enda Kenny is a marvellous chap altogether. Oh, no he isn’t. Somebody should make him Taoiseach. Oh, yes he is. (Already the Taoiseach). Well his(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said a mediated process had been a “very good outcome” for the former Waterford Crystal workers. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A deal that has settled the long-running Waterford Crystal pensions dispute will cost taxpayers €180 million. A sum of €41 million will be made availa(...)

The Waterford Crystal plant at Dungarvan, Co Waterford. The company collapsed in 2009. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Waterford Crystal workers will get a lump sum of €1,200 per year of pensionable service in the company, along with their “modest” pensions, Tan(...)

People who hold junior Anglo Irish Bank debt will not be repaid in “any circumstances”, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Speaking in Dublin, Mr Kenny sa(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has denied there is a disagreement between Fine Gael and Labour over tax reform but says the issue has lead to “strong debate and discussion” between the Coalition parties.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has denied there is a disagreement between Fine Gael and Labour over tax reform but says the issue has lead to “strong debate and(...)