The Labour Party website highlighting the search for a new party general secretary.

The Labour Party has advertised for a new general secretary. The move follows current general secretary David Leach’s recent announcement that he is r(...)

David Leach pictured in 2002. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Labour Party’s general secretary David Leach is resigning to take up a position as director of communications with the charity Goal. He was announ(...)

Simon Coveney watches as Taoiseach Enda Kenny pins a ‘Yes’ badge onto Health Minister, Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

Arguments put forward by the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum have been described as “bogus” by Fine Gael’s director of elections Simon Cov(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has been told to “just put his shoulder to the wheel” after he voiced criticism of the party. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has been told to “just put his shoulder to the wheel” after he voiced criticism of the party.Niall Collins, the party’s(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has indicated he would welcome a move to allow gardaí to have access to PPS numbers to enforce penalty points. (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said US labour unions had been brought to Ireland for talks with senior party  figures 1:58

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has insisted his party is “good for business” after The Irish Times reported that US business figures raised concern abou(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath is holding meetings with advocacy groups opposed to both the Bill and the referendum. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he will “probably” vote No in the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum.The Tipperary deputy becomes the first (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “I suppose ... maybe one of the advantages of urban areas is that you can have school choice.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said a wide choice of schools has worked well in his “ethnically diverse” constituency.Mr Varadkar, who represent(...)

Pat Carey: expressed concern Fianna Fáil same-sex marriage campaign lacked “energy and urgency”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he hopes former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey’s comments on the marriage equality referendum would contri(...)

Restrictions on blood donations made by people who  spent time in  Northern Ireland and the UK between 1980 and 1996 are to be reviewed. Photograph: Tek Image/Science Photo Library

Rules preventing many people who spent time in Northern Ireland or Britain between 1980 and 1996 from giving blood will be reviewed at the request (...)