Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: says  there has to be normal negotiations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has rejected calls for the proposed merger of institutes of technology not to go ahead without the agreement of(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: theatrical wink towards Dáil press gallery. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The Taoiseach isn’t sure the Heritage Bill will beat the legislative clock. “I can’t give you a guarantee it will be dealt with finally and fully bef(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘It is important to note that there are significant numbers of Irish citizens living in Britain.’ Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is “very much aware” that the referendum on a British exit from the EU [ Brexit] is “one for the British electorate(...)

 Jonathan O’Brien TD:  local representatives would have greater knowledge than the minister. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Revised building guidelines for apartments are contained in legislation introduced by Minister of State for the Environment Paudie Coffey. He told t(...)

Gerry Adams: repeatedly refused to rule out a coalition with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is more likely to enter coalition with Labour than Fianna Fáil after the general election, Sinn Féin TDs have said, insisting that they wou(...)

Sinn Féin has suffered another blow in Co Cork with the resignation of another county councillor, Ger Keohane,  elected for the party just last year. Image: Facebook.

Sinn Féin has suffered another blow in Co Cork with the resignation of another county councillor elected for the party just last year. Cllr Ger Keohan(...)

Micheál Martin: worried about the “overarching” influence of the army council. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Do you remember Lola? She was a showgirl. She danced in the Copacabana, but that was 30 years ago when there used to be a show. Then times changed and(...)

A Cork rally has heard that the homelessness crisis could be solved with the necessary political will. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The homelessness crisis could be solved with the necessary political will, given that there are several sources of funding available to the Government(...)

A second councillor has resigned from Sinn Féin in the Cork East constituency as an internal row coninues in the party. Cllr June Murphy from Fermoy confirmed on Friday she was quitting the party.

A second councillor has resigned from Sinn Féin in the Cork East constituency as an internal row coninues in the party. Fermoy based June Murphy on Fr(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Dara Murphy who has defended his decision after   gardaí drove him from Mitchelstown, Co Cork to Dublin Airport to catch a flight to Brussels to attend talks on the migrant crisis. Photographer:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Government Minister and a taxi driver have given conflicting accounts of their dealings on a night the Minister’s car broke down and he ended up bei(...)