‘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(...)

‘Irish Times’ writers  John Wilson, Mary O’Brien, Martyn Turner, Miriam Lord and Peter Murtagh at the launch of their  new titles from Irish Times Books  in The Little Museum of Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Six books by Irish Times writers have been launched, including The Best of Miriam Lord, a selection of some of the finest columns and sketches from th(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny first accepted “full responsibility” for Whatever It Is last Friday, changing his plea from innocent to guilty in the space of 24 hours

Fine Gael’s Imma-culate selection was not conceived without trace of original sin. Whatever that sin might be, the Taoiseach remains remarkably unawar(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at the first Cabinet meeting of newly appointed Ministers yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the State Reception Room in Áras an Uachtaráin, an insightful photographer made a telling request. “Could you all move a little to the left?”And in(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan addressing the media at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

What day is it again?The week after a bank holiday can be confusing at the best of times, but it’s head-wrecking in Leinster House. You see, the day o(...)

Nessa Childers speaking to Breege Kavanagh and Bridget Toolan while canvassing in the Churchtown area of Dublin yesterday. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

There is nothing new about bust-ups in the Labour Party. When it comes to infighting and the European elections, it is almost a grand tradition now in(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter with Minister for Health James Reilly. Alan’s bombshell resignation could hog the headlines for weeks and deflect attention from Calamity James.  But then the spotlight will be back on him. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

After a long and difficult break-up, the Taoiseach opted for a quickie settlement: Frances Fitzgerald got Justice and Charlie Flanagan was awarded the(...)