Killian Burke: starts for Cork against Wexford.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork hurlers have been forced into three changes for Sunday’s league quarter-final against Wexford in Páirc Uí Rinn. Centre back Mark Ellis and cor(...)

A nine-point jump in the satisfaction rating for Taoiseach Enda Kenny is a positive for Fine Gael, with 73 per cent of the party’s own supporters expressing satisfaction with his performance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The rise in support for Fine Gael in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll is no great surprise, given that it did so badly in the last one, but it w(...)

Support for Sinn Féin has increased to 24 per cent, a gain of two points. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thursday’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll contains welcome news for Fine Gael, with early evidence of a recovery in support. On 24 per cent, Fine Gael ha(...)

Sighs of relief will have been heard in Government Buildings as the latest Irish Times/IpsosMRBI opinion poll showed some recovery in support for both(...)

The survey was undertaken on Monday and Tuesday among a representative sample of 1,200 voters aged 18 and over, in face-to-face interviews at 100 sampling points in all constituencies. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 per cent

Support for Fine Gael has recovered, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll, which also shows a significant rise in satisfaction with Tao(...)

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin:  “To add insult to injury, the independence and autonomy of Leader and rural development companies has been fatally undermined by the Government.”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Administration costs accounted for 33 per cent of the expenditure on the Leader rural development programme until this year, Taoiseach Enda Kenny t(...)

Paul Murphy: “Minister Kelly is swaggering around the place like Nelson from The Simpsons, threatening to rob people’s lunch money.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Shades of the Dublin South West byelection in the Dáil yesterday when Sinn Féin raced into what looked like an unassailable lead, only for the Anti Au(...)

The HSE is entitled to answer charges made against it on baby deaths at Portlaoise hospital, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He said that was the w(...)

Micheál Martin: “It is ironic that the only party with no direct connection to 1916 is the one most likely to try and abuse it for political purposes.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Sinn Féin of trying to abuse the Easter Rising for narrow political purposes.Launching his party’s comme(...)

Sinn Féin has selected a member of Cork County Council, Cllr Donnchadh O Laoghaire to run for the party in Cork South Central after he defeated party colleague Cllr Chris O’Leary at the second attemp

Sinn Féin has selected a member of Cork County Council, Cllr Donnchadh O Laoghaire to run for the party in Cork South Central after he defeated party (...)