Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton told the Fine Gael national conference that full employment was within Ireland’s grasp twice and “twice that was snatched from us by bad policies”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Full employment was within Ireland’s grasp twice and “twice that was snatched from us by bad policies”, Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruto(...)

 A file image of Michelle Mulherin  arriving at Leinster House. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin says she will repay the costs of the calls made to Africa from her Dáil office, if she is required to. The Mayo TD is a(...)

‘I’m a proper northsider,’ Leo Varadkar told listeners on ‘Sunday With Miriam’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A few minutes into his interview with Miriam O’Callaghan, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar drops his bombshell. It’s a piece of personal information t(...)

Independent Senator David Norris put his face on the front of 2,000 Christmas cards.

Nine ministers were among the 47 Oireachtas members who used the Leinster House printing service to produce personalised Christmas cards, documents re(...)

Fine Gael Mayo TD John O’Mahony said he has made no ‘final decision’ over whether he will move constituency to Galway West for the general election. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There is increased speculation that Fine Gael Mayo TD John O’Mahony will move constituency to Galway West for the general election after the loss of (...)

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(...)