Former minister for justice Alan Shatter says all that was learned from the Irish peace process should be brought to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael minister for justice Alan Shatter has distanced himself from the Government’s acceptance of a Sinn Féin motion recognising the right(...)

There have been so many announcements in the past about rural broadband that Séamus Boland, chief executive of Irish Rural Link compared it to the dig(...)

Nama has never revealed the identity of the party that submitted the higher offer for the Michael O’Flynn loans but it is believed to have been New York-based investment group Davidson Kempner.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the National Asset Management Agency achieved the “best price” possible for taxpayers when selling loans (...)

Connaught Airport Development, which runs Knock Airport, is spending €1.9 million this year on a runway upgrade

The number of people travelling through Knock Airport fell in 2013 but the company says it is ahead of this year’s 700,000 target.The latest accounts (...)

‘Dolores had a special message for An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, which she delivered with her eye focused firmly on him.’  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Hope House, situated on the banks of the Moy in Foxford, Co Mayo, is a residential centre specialising in the treatment of alcohol, drugs, gambling an(...)

Minister for State warns public following reports of the alleged stretching of petrol, using kerosene or other substances. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister of State for Finance Simon Harris has urged the public to purchase fuel from reputable dealers to avoid contaminated petrol. He said he wa(...)

Taking off at Ireland West Airport Knock, in Co Mayo. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is coming under renewed pressure within his own party over the future of Ireland West Airport Knock in his home constituency of (...)

Oweninny Power Group says its turbines will be over 1km from the nearest dwellings, while Coillte says it has a buffer-zone of 700m, with one house within 537m of one turbine by agreement with the landowner

Plans by three semi-State companies to invest €825 million in two wind-farm projects in n(...)

There is anxiety in both Fine Gael and Labour that public resistance to the €3.2 billion EirGrid project could damage the parties in the upcoming European and local elections. Photograph: David Sleator

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is facing renewed concerns from his own TDs about plans to build a new network of giant electricity pylons across large rural pa(...)

Vote drive: Willie O’Dea does the rounds of his Limerick constituency in ‘Looking After No 1’

There was more driving in Looking After No 1 (RTÉ One, Monday) than in an average episode of Top Gear. TDs, especially rural ones, spend a lot of time(...)