Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, with Mary Lou McDonald TD and Cllr Rose Conway Walsh at the launch of Sinn Féin’s election manifesto in the Royal Irish Academy in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For Gerry Adams, when it comes to IRA atrocities, the past is another country. We have all moved on from the conflict. But in his obvious irritation (...)

While the Taoiseach has yet to confirm it, polling day is widely expected to be Friday, February 26th. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

When asked in recent weeks whether he was looking forward to the election campaign, one of Enda Kenny’s stock responses has been: “I’m dying for road(...)

“Look at the current Fianna Fáil line-up. Not a single TD from the majority gender” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Fiach Mac Conghail’s flurry of tweets about the Abbey’s men-only main stage programme for 2016, was massively counterproductive. The national theatre (...)

Sorcha hasn’t touched her chicken paillards with pancetta and sage. She’s obviously got something on, like, her mind? I’m giving her 60 seconds, th(...)

Former Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte has been informed he features in the latest round of allegations made by a whistleblower who complained about(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen speaks to the media as he arrives for his appearance before the Oireachtas banking inquiry at Leinster House on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Anglo Irish Bank was going down the tubes. Alarm bells were going off everywhere. But it wasn’t Brian Cowen’s job to keep a watchful eye on wha(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins:  said his party would be engaging in “a very robust campaign around the country” and was “fully behind”  the Yes vote. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The plinth hit a purple patch in the afternoon. What happened verged on the historic – even if we’re getting a bit blasé in the milestone department t(...)

‘The Irish Times’ has been named Newspaper of the Year by the ’Tonight with Vincent Browne’ show on TV3

The Irish Times has been named Newspaper of the Year by the Tonight with Vincent Browne show on TV3. It is the second year in a row the paper has won (...)

“I love my country!” boomed Michael Ring. “To Inda Kinny and to Joan Burton, I want to say: CARRY ON!” At which stage he was carried out. Or at least, he should have been. Photograph: Frank Miller.

That Enda Kenny is a marvellous chap altogether. Oh, no he isn’t. Somebody should make him Taoiseach. Oh, yes he is. (Already the Taoiseach). Well his(...)

“I had lost everything”: Mandy Cotter,   who spoke at the launch of the Homeless Exhibition by David Cantwell, Daisy House

’Tis the season to talk about homelessness. About men dying in doorways. A time to wonder where the bronze statue of a Homeless Jesus lying on a bench(...)