Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh is set to step down from his position.

Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh has announced that he will not contest the next general election on medical grounds. Mr Walsh (43), who represents the Galway(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, his wife Fionnuala Kenny, with  the Taoiseach’s  brother Cllr Henry Kenny and his wife Maureen in Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar.  Photograph: Michael Donnelly

More than 400 of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s closest constituency supporters gathered in a Mayo hotel on Saturday night for a dinner to celebrate the 40(...)

Members of the Oireachtas met with Sport Ireland and leading figures in the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) to try and determine the detailed facts surrounding the departure of Billy Walsh. Photograph: Inpho

As Billy Walsh was being officially unveiled as the new head of the US women’s boxing programme, on this side of the Atlantic the controversy over his(...)

Pat Deering pictured with party leader Enda Kenny: “I do not see any benefit in going in November. We will have more of a benefit from the budget in February.” Photograph: Liam Sweeney.

The general election will be held in early 2016 rather than in November, a majority of Fine Gael TDs believe. The Irish Times made contact with(...)

Former Mayo and Galway manager John O’Mahony: now a  TD, he is hoping for a great double this weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

GAA fever is sweeping the west, with Galway and Mayo hoping to stage a double raid on Croke Park this weekend. It is 27 years since Galway won the Li(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea will pose a huge threat to Dublin’s ambitions at  Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the morning after Mayo fed Donegal through the wood-chipper in the 2013 All-Ireland quarter-final, Aidan O’Shea was king of the world. Well, he was(...)

Interior of the  Learjet 45 aircraft at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The Government jet was sent to Mayo to collect Taoiseach Enda Kenny last month after a day spent meeting local Fine Gael councillors and opening a new(...)

Face-off: Galway captain Gary O’Donnell and Mayo captain Andy Moran will be hoping the Connacht title will lead to Croke Park glory. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Mayo manager John Maughan said a few years ago when discussing the impact of the qualifiers on the All-Ireland series that whereas the likes(...)

Committee TDs and senators will decide today on whether to call in FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire 0:47

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has contacted TDs on the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Sport in advance of a deci(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney: remains at the centre of a  storm over the controversial deal with Fifa. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has described the suggestion that the FAI should have been due compensation in the wake of(...)