Tánaiste Joan Burton:  “If what you’re saying is correct, you should go to the gardaí, to the board of Nama and to the C&AG.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Independent TD Mick Wallace has been told he should go to the Garda Síochána over his concerns about the “largest ever sale of property” in Ireland’(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has criticised the Greek government for asking for an extension to its bailout “at the last minute”.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has claimed Taoiseach Enda Kenny told an untruth in his response to the Greek prime minister. Mr Kenny told Alexis T(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said she would like to see an increase in child benefit in the next budget.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton is seeking an increase of about €5 in child benefit – or €60 a year – as discussions get under way over the Government’s final pr(...)

Mosney reception centre for asylum seekers, in Co Meath. Photograph: Frank Miller

Official figures to be published today will show 250 people sought asylum in Ireland last month. The numbers so far this year – an average of 230 a (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said the Government was keeping ‘a very close watch’ on events in Greece. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Government statement said the Economic Management Council (EMC) met on Monday evening to discuss “developments in Greece and across the euro zone”. (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton:   “Broadly, we’re agreeable to taking part in the arrangements and to take numbers that are appropriate to our size, population and resources.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland should be ready to take its “fair share” of migrants as part of a European Union plan to relocate thousands of asylum seekers who have fled ac(...)

Universal health insurance  would abolish Ireland’s existing two-tier system with a single tier system by effectively making everyone a private patient Photograph: Andrew Wong/Reuters

The annual cost of universal health insurance (UHI) to cover a standard package of benefits for one adult could be between €2,000 and €3,000, external(...)

A couple takes part in the annual Gay Pride Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Getty 2:12

O’Connell Street, host to numerous protests against austerity and water charges in recent months, gave way to unbridled joy on Saturday as upwards of (...)

 Joan Burton: The Labour Party is fully committed to UHI, though not at any cost. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has criticised some of the models put forward for universal health insurance (UHI)as potentially very expensive. Ms Burton was sp(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has accused the Syriza-led Greek government of spending more time “lecturing” the rest of Europe than running its own economy. I(...)