Kathleen Lynch: Accepted that the general election date had become the “burning issue of the day”.

Labour Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch has played down talk of a rift between Labour and Fine Gael over the date of the election and conceded that a(...)

Senator Mary White says Dublin residents have complained to her about being placed in the wrong postal district. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Senator Mary White has claimed the new Eircode system is placing householders in the wrong geographical area. She told the Seanad that Dub(...)

Migrant workers are helping people to die with dignity but they are not being afforded dignity themselves. Photograph: Thinkstock

Eunice is on call around the clock, working five days and five nights a week in an elderly couple’s private home as a carer for a woman who uses a whe(...)

Michael McCabe: “Some people can’t even be at this protest because they don’t have transport or assistance to get here. So I’m protesting on their behalf too.”  Photograph: Nina Byrne/Centre for Independent Living 3:05

Michael McCabe is one of the 20 or so people with disabilities who, joined by supporters, camped outside the Dáil over three days this week. They stag(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking with Thomas Kent’s nieces Kathleen Kent and Prudence Riordan and his grandnephew Michael Riordan, after Kent’s State funeral. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ireland needs people who believe in their community, their country and in putting others before themselves, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told mourners at the (...)

The budget would be divided equally between tax cuts and expenditure increases, said the Taoiseach. Photograph: Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has urged Ministers to prioritise their budget demands as he warned that the recovery would be not be jeopardised by bad decision(...)

Lucinda Creighton: Position on referendum in line with party policy. Photograph: Sara Freund

The admission by Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton that it would enter coalition with parties committed to an abortion referendum was in line wit(...)

Labour’s Kathleen Lynch will stand in Cork North Central in the next general election.

Minister of State at the Dept of Health Kathleen Lynch has been selected as the Labour Party candidate in Cork North Central in the forthcoming genera(...)

Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch: officially opened Mount Carmel Community Hospital, in Churchtown, Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Joe Boland

A swarm of ministers and politicians descended on Churchtown on Dublin’s southside on Thursday for the reopening of the Mount Carmel hospital. The (...)

Still from the RTÉ documentary last December which drew attention to abuses at the residential care centre

Three further members of staff at the Áras Attracta care home have been suspended, according to the Health Service Executive. Earlier this week, it e(...)