Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has indicated he would welcome a move to allow gardaí to have access to PPS numbers to enforce penalty points. (...)

A nine-point jump in the satisfaction rating for Taoiseach Enda Kenny is a positive for Fine Gael, with 73 per cent of the party’s own supporters expressing satisfaction with his performance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The rise in support for Fine Gael in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll is no great surprise, given that it did so badly in the last one, but it w(...)

Support for Sinn Féin has increased to 24 per cent, a gain of two points. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thursday’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll contains welcome news for Fine Gael, with early evidence of a recovery in support. On 24 per cent, Fine Gael ha(...)

The survey was undertaken on Monday and Tuesday among a representative sample of 1,200 voters aged 18 and over, in face-to-face interviews at 100 sampling points in all constituencies. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 per cent

Support for Fine Gael has recovered, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll, which also shows a significant rise in satisfaction with Tao(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Brussels yesterday: ‘If the [European] Commission comes forward with a new set of proposals we will engage with that constructively.’ Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo

Ireland remains opposed to the idea of a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB), Taoiseach Enda Kenny said yesterday, though it is prepared t(...)

Green is the colour: Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets and greets. Photograph: Matt Lankes/Enterprise Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will this morning raise the issue of undocumented Irish with US president Barack Obama but will not adopt an “aggressive stance” (...)

Research found up to 78 per cent of properties in Dublin where tenants were on rent supplement did not comply with basic legal minimum standards; with mould on walls, no running water, vermin and windowless rooms

One landlord received almost €700,000 from the State in rent supplement payments last year.Figures released to The Irish Times show some top-earning l(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who is in Washington to mark St Patrick’s Day,  has said the next budget will not be a “giveaway”. Photograph: Larry W. Smith/EPA.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the next budget will not be a “giveaway”.Speaking in Washington DC on Monday after a report that the Labour Party was ke(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton at a press conference to mark the Government’s fourth year in office. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s report on its first four years in office was not exactly a whitewash. But it wasn’t far off it. The very nature of a governmen(...)

“The most important score card isn’t the one for the past four years - it will be the one for the next 12 months.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Four years ago, we had what was promised to be a democratic revolution. You don’t need to be a placard-carrying water protester to know that the claim(...)