Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly  at the Fold Ireland housing project  in Finglas on January 26th, 2016 with  Cathy Norris (left), housing officer, Fold Ireland and resident Hilda Hickey Wrenn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has accused the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) of being “hypocritical” and “wrong” in its(...)

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly said he was issuing the Planning Guidelines on Design Standards for New Apartments to kickstart apartment development and improve the affordability of housing in Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

New minimum apartment sizes introduced by Minister for Environment Alan Kelly last month cannot actually be built, according to the Royal Institute of(...)

Countess Constance Markievicz: The identity of the owner of the house on Leinster Road  where police found a printing press is not mentioned in The Irish Times, but   Markievicz lived on the  Rathmines street before the Rising

January 22nd, 1916 The Dublin Metropolitan Police made an unexpected raid on several houses in Dublin under the authority of the Defence of the Realm (...)

The then Labour leader (L) Eamon Gilmore, (C) Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny, and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin during a debate on RTÉ’s Frontline programme ahead of the 2011 general election. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil has taken issue with proposals for political debates put forward by some broadcasters for the forthcoming general election campai(...)

 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(...)