Speaking at a hustings event for young people on Thursday were, from left,  Labour junior Minister Kevin Humphreys, Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett and  Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger Photography

Young people are concerned about homelessness, jobs, discrimination, education and the environment and are far from uninterested in politics, based on(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: described Tánaiste Joan Burton in Latin as primus inter pares or first among equals when asked about the future of the party post-election if the leader stood down. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Communications Alex White has deflected questions about the Labour Party leadership as controversy over gaffe-prone Minister for Environ(...)

On your bike:   Kevin Humphreys and Alex White during the launch of Labour’s policy on green jobs. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Half of a €1 billion green infrastructure fund to create 13,000 jobs will come from the sale of State shares in AIB, the Labour party has proposed. (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the launch of Pathways to Work 2016-2020 at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Government has said that 50,000 long-term jobless people will be moved into employment over the next five years as part of its new jobs strategy. (...)

Renua leader Lucinda  Creighton has insisted Fine Gael is a “chapter of history that is very firmly closed”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has insisted she has no regrets about leaving Fine Gael, claiming it is an undemocratic party. Ms Creighton wa(...)

 Labour TD and former party leader Pat Rabbitte has claimed that Sinn Féin has a vested interest in the maintenance of misery in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has a vested interest in the maintenance of misery in Ireland, former Labour leader Pat Rabbitte has claimed. Mr Rabbitte ruled out any pot(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald:  “There are 68,000 people waiting for inpatient treatment . . . well done!’’  Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A bruising election campaign is in full swing despite the consensus that polling day will not be until late February, probably Friday the 26th. This (...)

Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Ann Phelan: Labour needs ‘real numbers’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A group of Labour TDs, including a Minister of State, has said the party should not re-enter a coalition with Fine Gael after the election if it does (...)

Willie O’Dea: “The difficulty is that while supply takes time, there are 1,570 children living in emergency accommodation”

The Housing Assistance Payment (Haps) has helped almost 5,000 people remain in their homes, according to Minister of State Kevin Humphreys. He defende(...)

Labour TD Ciara Conway expressed frustration that those who had reached 66 were still not receiving their pension payments. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Waterford Crystal workers have still not received their pensions despite agreement last December following a lengthy legal battle, the Dáil has heard.(...)