Gerry Adams told the Dáil on Wednesday the total trolley patients figure of 479 included 40 in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in his Louth constituency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

There were 479 people “languishing on trolleys in hospital corridors’’ this morning, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said.He told the Dáil on Wednesday t(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the hospital trolley problem was not something which could be fixed overnight and the Government did not have endless resources. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The problem of patients on hospital trolleys would have been fixed years ago, if it was a question of money, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dail.“I(...)

The Taoiseach and Gerry Adams disagreed on the number of patients on trolleys, with Adams saying the number was 472.

Some 400 people were on hospital trolleys at 8 am on Wednesday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“That will, obviously, decline during the course of(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said that the  next general election will present the public with an unprecedented opportunity to transform the political landscape. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The next general election will present the public with an unprecedented opportunity to transform the political landscape and Sinn Féin hopes to lead a(...)

Gerry Adams, re-enactor Jim Roche, Martin McGuinness and Mary Lou McDonald at the Sinn Féin launch of their 1916 Commemoration Plans. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has launched an alternative Easter Rising programme to the State events for next year’s centenary commemorations. Sinn Féin President Gerry (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended sending the terms of reference of a commission of investigation into alleged Garda malpractice to former minister fo(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil. File image: Oireachtas screengrab.

The Government expects to get back every euro the Irish taxpayer put into the banks since it came into office, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil.(...)

Sinn Féin’s plans to abolish water charges and the property tax would cost the Irish taxpayer €  1.3 billion according to Labour Party leader Joan Burton.

Sinn Féin’s plans to abolish water charges and the property tax would cost the Irish taxpayer € 1.3 billion according to Labour Party leader Joan Burt(...)

Enda Kenny said of the one-day strike: “The only ones who are going to suffer here are the children, the students.” Photograph : File photo/Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has appealed to teachers to call off their one-day strike planned for tomorrow.“The strike is avoidable,’’ he said. “The only one(...)

Gerry Adams: The Taoiseach was obviously not blind to the social inequality the Government’s policies had inflicted on communities, families and citizens. Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out calling for a conference on European debt.“It is not for Ireland to interfere in the issues raised in the context o(...)