Sinead Ahern at the Labour Party conference in Mullingar: said it would be difficult to say what the mood of the party would be after the election. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

There were differing views on whether Labour should enter the next government if it has a bad election day, as some polls have suggested. Jimmy Kenne(...)

Enda Kenny delivers a speech during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Irish involvement with the climate change talks in Paris did not get off to a very auspicious start 10 days ago when Taoiseach Enda Kenny made a speci(...)

Of the 55 cruise liners that called to the port this year, 10 were making their maiden call to Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Port of Cork celebrated a record year for its cruise liner business which saw almost 150,000 passengers and crew spend about €15 million in the re(...)

Labour calls for State subsidies to be extended to private childcare providers in a policy document to be published on Wednesday.

Labour calls for State subsidies to be extended to private childcare providers in a policy document to be published on Wednesday. It will make six rec(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: he told the committee the proposals to establish domestic mitigation targets did not take into account the legally-binding targets already imposed on Ireland by the EU

Amendments seeking the removal of four State-backed agencies from the new expert group on climate change have been ruled out of order by the Oireac(...)

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(...)

A coroner appealed to farmers to implement vigilant safety practices or face “ferocious” consequences following a harrowing day at Cork County Corone(...)

Cllr Chris O’Leary, a Sinn Féin councillor on Cork City Council, and Cllr Donnchadh O Laoghaire, a Sinn Féin councillor on Cork County Council, had both sought the nomination to run in Cork South Central. Photograph: Provision

Sinn Féin is to hold a rescheduled selection convention to choose a candidate to run for the party in Cork South Central in the next general election (...)

Technicians work to repair an oil pump at an oil field on the outskirts of Karamay in the Xinjiang region of China.Photograph: Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times

Brent oil has fallen to a five-and-a-half-year low under $57 per barrel, as persistent worries about a global supply glut offset concerns about output(...)

New list, published by chief whip Paul Kehoe, includes several major statutory measures, including a ground-breaking gender recognition Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Seven years after first being proposed at government level, a climate change Bill moved a large step closer to becoming reality yesterday when it was(...)