The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton greet Michael Ring  as he joins fellow ministers of State on the steps of Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke.

“Mickeys missing!” shouted Enda, trying to be helpful.We scanned the ranks of the newly promoted Ministers of State arrayed on the steps in front of G(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton picturted after their first joint press conference outside government buildings last week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted he finds reshuffles difficult as he prepares to sack some junior ministers this afternoon. He said he and Tánaiste J(...)

Which Ministers can make it over Becher’s Brook? 4:04

Predicting the outcome of Enda Kenny and Joan Burton’s deliberations on the Cabinet is like asking a person who doesn’t know the difference between a (...)

 Lissadell House in Sligo, owned by Constance Cassidy and Eddie Walsh. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to re-open Sligo’s Lissadell House and Gardens to the public on Friday, five years after it closed due to a legal dispute over(...)

Delegate Louise Young from Harold Engineering at the Small Firms Association’s annual conference in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Availability of credit is still a key issue for many small businesses, but companies need to begin looking beyond the banks if they want to grow, acco(...)

President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath to honour those who died during the Easter Rising in 1916. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister of State Brian Hayes has said he “fundamentally disagrees” with those who say members of Britain’s royal (...)

Independent TD John Halligan

Independent Waterford TD John Halligan told the Dáil last night that criminals should be made pay the financial cost of their (...)

Some emigrants, said Mr Dooley, came home expecting to have their licences renewed or replaced within a normal holiday period. “That is not happening.’’

The waiting time for the issuing of driving licences was now close to eight weeks, Fianna Fáil transport spokesman Timmy Doole(...)

Ted Nealon won a Jacob’s Award for the accuracy of his predictions in the 1973 general election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The former journalist, broadcaster and politician Ted Nealon had died at the age of 84.A native of Sligo, Mr Nealon had a varied career in journalism (...)

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is the most prompt for paying invoices according to government survey. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Over 90 per cent of Government department bills were paid within 15 days of receiving a valid invoice, according to figures published today by Ministe(...)