The private dealings involving Hillary Clinton and her  advisers were revealed through emails released in response to  her use of a personal email account to conduct US government business. Photograph: Reuters

Hillary Clinton ruled herself out of a panel discussion on Northern Ireland in 2009 involving Irish and British politicians at a meeting of her family(...)

Tributes have been paid to the former RTÉ broadcaster and author Liam Ó Murchú, who has died aged 86. Born in Cork, Mr Ó Murchú was former head of I(...)

“I have observed a palpable air of dissatisfaction with the lack of vision and leadership of Fianna Fáil”

Fianna Fáil has suffered another blow with the resignation of one of its most senior politicians on Cork County Council, current mayor of County Cork (...)

Cllr Sean Haughey and Cllr Deirdre Heney  in Clontarf Castle at the Fianna Fáil Dublin Bay North selection convention. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Cllr Deirdre Heney has been selected as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Dublin Bay North constituency. In a surprise outcome, she beat former TD Sean (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said about 32,000 people would ‘transition’ out of the lone-parent payment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government has no intention of reversing the planned cut to the lone-parent allowance next month, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted. Despite sign(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton:  “I know what the J-1 experience is meant to be, a rite of passage, an opportunity to gain valuable life and cultural experience  . . . for a lot of young people, it is a summer of love and a summer of fun.”   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:41

Before Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil yesterday morning, Micheál Martin contacted the Taoiseach and they spoke about the dreadful events in California(...)

Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan (left) is to Berkeley in California at the request of the Taoiseach following the deaths of six Irish students. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin paid tribute in the Dáil to the work of  Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan since the incident occurred yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

The names of the five Irish and one Irish-American student killed in Berkeley, California when a balcony collapsed, were read into the Dáil record six(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. The Taoiseach has rejected claims by Mr Martin that he was involved in ‘spinning’ the Fennelly Commission report. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected a claim by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin that he was involved in “spinning’’ the Fennelly Commission’s report (...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has criticised the ‘appalling’ treatment of Clerys workers.    File photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

The treatment of Clerys workers was “grossly insensitive and appalling”, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil, following the sudden closure of the (...)

Enda  Kenny said: ‘My heart breaks for the parents who lost children this morning and I can only imagine the fear in the hearts of other parents’. 2:29

Taoiseach Enda Kenny led Dáil expressions of sympathy with the dead and injured following the balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Mr Kenny said(...)