Enda Kenny addresses Fine Gael candidates and supporters in Dublin on February 3rd. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The general election campaign got off to a shaky start yesterday, but the great quake came this morning with the results of the latest Irish Times/Ips(...)

While the Taoiseach has yet to confirm it, polling day is widely expected to be Friday, February 26th. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

When asked in recent weeks whether he was looking forward to the election campaign, one of Enda Kenny’s stock responses has been: “I’m dying for road(...)

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(...)

 The auditorium where Taoiseach Enda Kenny was due to address the Fine Gael ardfheis  was cleared briefly after a bullet cartridge was found on stage. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The auditorium where Taoiseach Enda Kenny was due to address the Fine Gael ardfheis on Friday night was cleared briefly after a bullet cartridge was f(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called for the blueprint for policing followed in North Ireland after the peace process to be applied to An Garda Síochána. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called for the blueprint for policing followed in North Ireland after the peace process to be applied to An Garda Sío(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny: said the Roscommon-South Leitrim TD had made a valid point but he said debit cards were “an invitation to continue debiting and clearly there are charges and a cost for that”. Photograph: Reuters

Small enterprises and farmers who feel they are being overcharged by banks moving them from chequebooks to business debit cards should bring their c(...)

Labour Senator John Kelly said there were 21 vacancies for full-time GPs in rural Ireland of which 22 per cent had been vacant for two years

An appeal has been made for the State to increase allowances for rural GPs to entice more doctors into rural areas and prevent more from abandoning sm(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath. Mr McGrath has claimed that Irish Water is a ‘wild animal’ and that the Government has rejected legislation that would ‘tame the beast’. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected legislation that aims to “tame the beast of Irish Water”, Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said. Mr McGrath described t(...)

Independent Socialist Clare Daly said the only reason there was a commission was that businessman Denis O’Brien, had overstepped the mark. Screengrab: Oireachtas/The Irish Times

The establishment of a commission of inquiry in to IBRC was a “huge indictment” of the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and his department and not (...)

The An Bord Pleanála debate over the ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin, continued on Friday. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The ESB headquarters in Georgian Dublin is “categorically” not on the city council’s inventory of late 20th-century buildings considered for preservat(...)