Maíria Cahill leaving Government Buildings following talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 6:55

Maíria Cahill brought a very serious allegation to Taoiseach Enda Kenny this morning: that child sex abusers were moved by republicans from Northern I(...)

Backing the leader: Pearse Doherty  and Mary Lou McDonald listen to  Gerry Adams’s   address at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis 2014 in Wexford Opera House earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman, Pearse Doherty, said he knew Maíria Cahill and believed she had been abused but rejected her allegation that the par(...)

‘Leinster House witnessed a bizzare spectacle yesterday. Government TDs and Senators appeared visibly relieved that their candidate had just lost an election’.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leinster House witnessed a bizarre spectacle yesterday. Government TDs and Senators appeared visibly relieved that their candidate had just lost an el(...)

Brendan Howlin this morning said he had previously introduced the portal (homepage pictured) which informs the public of vacancies and collates expressions of interest in those roles for the Minister.

Ministers will have to choose all State board appointments from a shortlist provided to them by the public appointments service under new measures (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan this morning described as “electrifying” the Scottish referendum campaign, which had taken  the British establishment by surprise. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

So, from official Ireland’s perspective, the United Kingdom appears “the same only different” today. Uncertainty over the extent of the additional dev(...)

Charlie Flanagan: “I believe it’s important that I’m straightforward and frank in how I deal with the partners in the Executive”

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan last night refuted Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams’ claim that electoral politics in the Republic motivate(...)

Sinn Féin’s Cathal King: to contest Dublin South West byelection. Photograph: South Dublin County Council

Women’s groups have expressed disappointment in Sinn Féin for not selecting a female candidate for the Dublin South West byelection.The National Women(...)

Labour Senator Susan O’Keeffe had anticipated being one of the nine inquisitors, but the nomination of Marc MacSharry of Fianna Fáil has swayed the balance in favour of the Opposition.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The banking inquiry has been slouching towards the starting line for some time, but a festering row over which politicians should sit on the investiga(...)

Fianna Fail spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath has said the argument over which politicians should be represented on the banking inquiry should end and the long-awaited investigation should proceed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has accused the Government of trying to control the banking inquiry “lock, stock and barrel”.He said the(...)

 Aer Lingus cabin crew during their strike action over  rosters   at Dublin Airport on May 30th last. Management at the airline and the trade union Impact have been invited to the Labour Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Labour Court has intervened in the dispute between Aer Lingus management and cabin crew which threatens to disrupt the travel plans of around 7(...)