Journalist Bruce Arnold said as an “officer of the State” the former president had broken convention by taking part in the same-sex marriage debate and abandoned her duties. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:00

Former president Mary McAleese was wrong to call for families across Ireland to vote Yes in the same-sex marriage referendum, according to journalist (...)

Prince Charles on the Burren shakes hands with local farmer Oliver Nagle with his father Pat (right) during his visit to the locality. Photograph: Getty Images

Some 24 hours after the historic handshake and private meeting with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Britain’s Prince Charles is due to visit Mullaghmore(...)

As the economy recovers, public satisfaction with the Government has risen to its highest point in four years and the pattern is most pronounced among(...)

Bob McDonagh, who has died aged 91, was a former secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and an ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, (...)

The Dáil was adjourned twice yesterday in a heated row after Opposition TDs accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of being disrespectful to them in his replie(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was replying in the Dáil to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams on the issue of the death of a baby in  Cavan hospital. File photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Maternity services in Cavan General Hospital were being monitored, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He said the Health Information and Quality Autho(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin with Carlow-Kilkenny byelection candidate Bobby Aylward at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis in  Dublin last month. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

Fine Gael is making a late push in the upcoming byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny as it senses its candidate could beat the current favourite, Fianna Fáil(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  responded to the Health Information and Quality Authority report on problems at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The fact patient safety was not given the highest priority at corporate level in the Health Service Executive (HSE) was “disturbing, to put it mildly(...)

Mr Kenny said the fact that “people in the greatest hour of need were not treated with compassion, respect and dignity is an indictment of a health service in some locations”. Photograph: Getty Images

The fact that patient safety was not given the highest priority at corporate level in the Health Service Executive (HSE) was “disturbing, to put it mi(...)

Enda Kenny accused the Fianna Fáil leader of using his  “usual populist line’’.

The Government is to introduce “further options’’ next week to assist borrowers with mortgage arrears, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. He told the Dáil(...)