The battle for Leinster House: Some TDs are budgeting for two general elections in 2016.

Word reaches us that a crafty cohort of TDs are now budgeting for two general elections in 2016.Before we arrive at the iconic year, the rapidly-appro(...)

The Tipperary players celebrate their victory over Cork at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary 1-15 Cork 3-8Tommy Toomey hailed his Tipperary players after their Munster under-21 football final victory over Cork in Semple Stadium last (...)

RTÉ’s deputy director general Kevin Bakhurst leaving the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The notion that RTÉ is politically biased makes little sense, the chair of its board Moya Doherty has said. It would fundamentally destroy trus(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she hopes the report of the Fennelly commission on events leading to the departure of Martin Callinan as Garda commissioner will be made available as soon as possible. She said she understands the Taoiseach is of the same view. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she hopes the report of the Fennelly commission on events leading to the departure of Martin Callinan as Garda commissio(...)

Pat Carey, former Fianna Fáil minister: there was no formal “coming out” for Mr Carey, although he believes he dropped a few hints along the way.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The dancehalls of Co Kerry were no ballrooms of romance for the young Pat Carey, although he participated in the teenage fun with gusto. The future go(...)

 Galway’s Shane Walsh scores his side’s second goal despite the efforts of Westmeath’s goalkeeper Darren Quinn during their Division Two match at  Cusack Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 2-13 Westmeath 2-12 Galway were pushed all the way by a spirited Westmeath side before eking out a one-point win in a terrific game play(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured at the official opening of Facebook’s new offices in Dublin  yesterday. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach said he hoped “clarity and confidence” will be brought to the water charges debacle as soon as possible while acknowledging that ‘things(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry snapped at Senator Mary White, when interrupted:
“You’re an ignorant goat.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

In recent years, budget night in the Dáil bar has been a rather dull and subdued affair.The place used to be heaving during Fianna Fáil’s heyday. It g(...)

This book is a loving memorial to Brian Lenihan, the former minister for finance and Fianna Fáil politician. He was caught in the eye of an economi(...)

Maíria Cahill: alleged that in 1997 she underwent a 12-month cycle of sexual abuse, including rape, by a suspected member of the IRA.

The grandniece of IRA figure Joe Cahill, who alleged she was raped by an IRA member, has claimed she had to face her alleged assailant in a republi(...)