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(...)

For many voters, the political thought processes really only crystallise close to polling day, with many making their minds in the final day. That’s why you will see that late opinion polls are often the most accurate.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Politicians always say they are not influenced by opinion polls and will invariably employ the cliché learned in Evasive Answers 101: “Opinion polls a(...)

There is no easy or deliberate way of peaking for an All-Ireland football final, and for Mayo that’s what this summer is all about. All year I’ve g(...)

The    gorgeous piece of skill from Shane Walsh for his first-half point spread like wildfire on social media.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tullamore will live forever in my mind as the place where I stole a prized piece of confectionery from the grasp of Brian Cowen. In May 2011, I was re(...)

 Galway’s Michael Lundy celebrates after he scored his sides fourth goal against Tipperary in Tullamore.  Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Galway 4-17 Tipperary 4-12 In the end this wasn’t quite the epic battle to make the All-Ireland football quarter-finals that the final scoreboa(...)

A 2002 file photograph of Denis Lyons, a former Fianna Fáil minister of state who has passed away, and Dan Boyle of the Green Party watching the Seanad election count at Leinster House. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin has paid tribute to former party TD and minister of state Denis Lyons who has died.Mr Lyons (78) was a TD for Cork N(...)

Nessa Childers, whose resignation from Labour left her position in the S&D group untenable last year, has rejoined the fold. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As they took their seats in the European Parliament this week, the 751 MEPs elected in the 2014 elections had reasons to feel optimistic. After five y(...)