Voting at the ECB

The European Central Bank (ECB), and its governing council, which sets interest rates and decides monetary policy, will in 2015 adopt different voting(...)

  A sister of jailed Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa is  asking the Irish Government to demand the immediate release of her brother who has been in jail in Cairo since last August. 
Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A sister of jailed Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa will meet with the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan this evening. Khadija Halawa and her (...)

 Richard Boyd Barrett: “Israel is a terrorist state. The people of Gaza are victims of a terrorist state.” Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin at the weekend against Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galw(...)

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin today against Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galway, and, Derry.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin today against Israel’s continued bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galw(...)

 Phil Hogan: His appointment  as EU commissioner is expected to be announced this week, when details of the Cabinet reshuffle are released. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan should answer questions in the Dáil if he is appointed EU commissioner, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said(...)

Nessa Childers, whose resignation from Labour left her position in the S&D group untenable last year, has rejoined the fold. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As they took their seats in the European Parliament this week, the 751 MEPs elected in the 2014 elections had reasons to feel optimistic. After five y(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the Dublin city count and European count, at the RDS in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has rejected Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s claim that the anti-government vote in both the local and European election was bo(...)

Brian Hayes of Fine Gael at the RDS count yesterday morning. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Anybody who doubts the capacity of politics to surprise should have gone to the RDS in the early hours of this morning. What looked like a relatively (...)

Fianna Fáil European candidate Mary Fitzpatrick speaks to reporters as counting begins in  count centre at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: PA

With over 600 of the 949 city and council seats filled, there have been some dramatic trends emerging on the second day of the count.Perhaps the most (...)

Sinn Fein candidate Lynn Boylan arrives in the RDS where she topped the poll. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:20

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has failed to secure a seat in the Dublin European constituency following a recount which saw Independent Nessa Childers(...)