Tánaiste Joan Burton: Trapped for over two hours in her car at the weekend by a baying mob and yesterday, trapped in the Chamber for over 40 minutes and fearing her ears were about to bleed. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill 4:44

“We’re listening,” they croaked, dripping with humility and contrition.“We have made mistakes.” A chastened Government front bench took up position in(...)

Traffic passes Dublin airport’s Terminal 2 building. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál  Martin has raised with Taoiseach Enda Kenny the cut in pensions to former Aer Lingus and Aer Rianta/Dublin Airport Authority  workers, and to former employees of the now closed SR Technics. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has challenged the Taoiseach to say what his reaction would be if his Oireachtas pension was cut by 50 per cent in s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives at Government Buildings yesterday morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Enda Kenny is trying to do a Moses today. He needs to part the raging reds’ sea and lead his frightened and exhausted coalition through walls o(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said there was an emergency around homelessness and that nobody wanted to see children on the street.

Nobody could condone children being homeless, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dail.He said that following the collapse of the construction sector, the d(...)

 Regina Doherty met gardaí on Friday.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael TD has called for legislation that will allow whistleblowers to come forward with evidence about sexual abuse by members of paramilitary g(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with Maíria Cahill at Leinster House, Dublin, last month. Photograph: Gareth Chane/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin met the North’s Minister of Justice, David Ford, yesterday to press his case for a cross-Border inquiry into “child(...)

Investigations which led to the controversial tax evasion dossier went on for “too long” and left a “cloud of suspicion” over those who may not hav(...)

Gerry Ryan says in the cover letter of his dossier that he was “asked to terminate my investigations” by Ms Harney in June 2004. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The civil servant who drafted the dossier that claims former politicians evaded tax was directed in 2004 by then tánaiste Mary Harney to provide his i(...)

Assertions made by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in the Dáil that his party was not – and is not – involved in a cover-up of incidents involving sex(...)

 Maíria Cahill, arriving at the Dail for a three hour debate on allegations of sexual abuse by members of the republican movement yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 4:33

Belfast woman Maíria Cahill has said yesterday’s Dáil debate about her allegations helped to “lift the lid on how the Republican movement dealt with c(...)