Taoiseach Enda Kenny examines flood defences on the banks of the east side of the river Shannon in Athlone in December. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has paid out over €235,000 in humanitarian assistance to 270 households affected by the recent flooding, with most aid going to Galway,(...)

A study by accountants KPMG has estimated Renua Ireland’s core policy of a 23 per cent flat tax rate would give a boost to the Exchequer worth almost € 5 billions per annum.

A study by accountants KPMG has estimated Renua Ireland’s core policy of a 23 per cent flat tax rate would give a boost to the Exchequer worth almost (...)

Labour calls for State subsidies to be extended to private childcare providers in a policy document to be published on Wednesday.

Labour calls for State subsidies to be extended to private childcare providers in a policy document to be published on Wednesday. It will make six rec(...)

Labour TD for Dublin Mid-West Robert Dowds who has decided not to contest the next general election.

Labour TD for Dublin Mid-West Robert Dowds has confirmed he will not contest the general election. In a surprise move, Mr Dowds said he would step dow(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it is “not realistic” to set a figure immediately on the number of refugees Ireland can take. Photograph: Getty

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it is “not realistic” to set a figure immediately on the number of refugees Ireland can take. EU justice ministers will (...)

Focus Ireland estimates that there are up to 5,000 people at any one time who are homeless in Ireland. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government should put more energy into dealing with homelessness instead of criticising the performance of housing charities, the Peter McVerry Tr(...)

There is research showing that PAYE workers have more difficulty in obtaining student grants for their children compared with farmers and the self-employed. File photograph: Getty Images

College applicants from Dublin are much less likely to get a student grant for higher education than their counterparts in rural Ireland, latest fi(...)

In a leaked email that caused embarrassment to the Labour leadership, party whip Emmet Stagg expressed the view that the policy initiative of his party leader was a “bad decision”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Labour whip Emmet Stagg’s opposition to Tánaiste Joan Burton’s policy of transferring 30,000 single parents from the lone parent’s allowance is shared(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams:   Micheál Martin said:  “It’s time for Gerry Adams to own up and come clean on the scale of cover-ups and kangaroo courts.”    Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The independent review into how sex-abuse cases had been prosecuted in the North of Ireland has raised serious questions for Gerry Adams and the Sinn(...)

The chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, Labour TD Joanna Tuffy, accused the USI of doing “a bit of a fudge” on the grant issue

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is urging the department of education to relax the thresholds for accessing student grants to eliminate “inequa(...)