Tánaiste Joan Burton believes a Yes vote is a ‘profoundly good development in our society’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Posters from No campaigners in the same-sex marriage referendum which say every child has a right to a father and mother have been described as “deme(...)

More information may be needed about the details of people who bought shares in Siteserv in the weeks before it was sold in March 2012, Tánaiste Joan Burton has said. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

More information may be needed about the details of people who bought shares in Siteserv in the weeks before it was sold in March 2012, Tánaiste Joan(...)

British Ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott (right) meets Joe Day from Whitegate in Cork, whose grand uncle William Cosgrove VC survived Gallipoli, at the Glasnevin Cemetery commemoration to mark the 100th Anzac anniversary. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/Fennells.

Some 600 people turned up for the annual Anzac Day service at Grangegorman military cemetery to mark 100 years to the day since the landings at Gallip(...)

French Ambassador to Ireland Jean Pierre Thebault with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls outside the new French embassy on Merrion Square in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Ever since French general Jean Joseph Amable Humbert tried to liberate Ireland in 1798, big France and little Ireland have usually ended up on the sam(...)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls inaugurating the new French embassy with Tánaiste Joan Burton at Merrion Square in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, inaugurated the new French embassy on Merrion Square yesterday, saying: “Today, more than ever, France wan(...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is to examine the possible decriminalisation of cannabis in his new role as Minister of State with Responsibility for the Drug Strategy. Photograph: David Sleator

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is to examine the possible decriminalisation of cannabis in his new role as Minister of State with Responsibility for the Drug Strat(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “The deal was the deal and I was assured the components of the deal were necessary to get the best results for the taxpayer.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he was reassured by Alan Dukes, former chairman of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), that the sa(...)

Brendan Howlin: “What I have always said is that we won’t be able to undo the Fempi legislation in one year or, in fact, in two years either. It will be a gradual increase to restore pay”

Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin have indicated that any public sector pay rises will be staggered over a (...)

The Labour Party leader says that home ownership being available to young people is a “valuable” part of Irish society.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she might favour a return to a situation where county councils acted as low-cost mortgage providers for some househol(...)

 Tánaiste  Joan  Burton: said measures to penalise lenders, including hiking the levy were “a possibility”. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Plans under consideration by Government to financially penalise banks which do not lower the variable interest rates offered to mortgage customers ar(...)