Actor Jenny Dickson and solicitor Gerald Keane will be cooking for a good cause  in Ouzo’s, Blackrock

He fancies himself as a chef, but if his culinary creations go awry, he’ll mount a good defence should you resort to the law. Solicitor Gerald Kean is(...)

The move by Stena Line marks the end of almost two centuries of ferry traffic from Dún Laoghaire to Holyhead and 20 years of the Stena Line-run service. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe is to meet the board of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company following confirmation by Stena Line that it is to end it(...)

Alex White: will stand in Dublin Rathdown

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett said he may resign from his position and return to the Fine Gael backbenches before the next general election. Mr Barrett(...)

Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor called for relief for those with a defined benefit pension in next week’s budget.She said she wanted to voice the(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan:  said he expected the State’s debt to fall below 100 per cent of GDP by 2020, bringing Ireland close to the European average. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has upgraded his growth forecast for the economy for the third time in three weeks as well as signalling the curre(...)

Facebook’s Simon Milner, MEP Seán Kelly MEP, special rapporteur on child protection Geoffrey Shannon and Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The best ways to stop the “disturbing” trend of cyberbullying were discussed at a major conference in Dublin yesterday. The head of global safety out(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton picturted after their first joint press conference outside government buildings last week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted he finds reshuffles difficult as he prepares to sack some junior ministers this afternoon. He said he and Tánaiste J(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at the first Cabinet meeting of newly appointed Ministers yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the State Reception Room in Áras an Uachtaráin, an insightful photographer made a telling request. “Could you all move a little to the left?”And in(...)

The new line-up: Cabinet members at a ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain after Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton reshuffled the Government team. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Like Tom Crean’s epic passage across the frozen Antarctic, the small band of Labour and Fine Gael negotiators ended up on a tortuous and dramatic jour(...)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has called on the Government to commit to an annual allocation of €35 million for the development of community mental health teams and to properly resource mental health services. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

MARIE O’HALLORAN The State’s treatment of some sectors of society is damaging their mental health, the Dáil has heard.Sinn Féin health spokesman Caoim(...)