Tánaiste  Joan Burton: Claimed Sinn Féin is “relentlessly opposed” to measures designed to encourage people back to work.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has claimed giving Sinn Féin control of the economy would be tantamount to handing the keys of the country back to the troika.Res(...)

Charlie Flanagan: “I believe it’s important that I’m straightforward and frank in how I deal with the partners in the Executive”

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan last night refuted Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams’ claim that electoral politics in the Republic motivate(...)

File photo from 1974 of former Democratic Unionist Party leader Dr Ian Paisley, who has died. Photograph: PA Wire

Dr Ian Paisley the former Democratic Unionist Party leader and former first minister of Northern Ireland has died, his wife Eileen said today. He was (...)

First Minister Peter Robinson and the Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams from opposing perspectives are warning of the possible breakdown of the Northern(...)

Demonstrating Solidarity

Sir, – Gerry Adams (July 22nd) states that “The citizens of Gaza may hear of the Irish parliament extending solidarity to them.”The trouble is that th(...)

Time and time again, politicians fail to trust people, says Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Politicians should have enough trust in voters to turn down demands for projects such as schools rather than giving in to every request, Minister for (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: accused the Tánaiste of “a limp and lily-livered’’ response to the issue ,

The Dáil yesterday observed a minute’s silence in solidarity with the people of Gaza. The gesture was proposed by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams who, w(...)

An Israeli soldier prays today next to an Israeli self-propelled 155mm howitzer belonging to an artillery unit deployed at an unspecified location next to the Israeli border with Gaza. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

The Dáil observed a minute’s silence in solidarity with the people of Gaza and the Middle East at lunchtime today. Ministers and TDs stood in response(...)

 Phil Hogan: His appointment  as EU commissioner is expected to be announced this week, when details of the Cabinet reshuffle are released. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan should answer questions in the Dáil if he is appointed EU commissioner, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has questioned the suitability of Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan for the role of European Commissioner. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has questioned the suitability of Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan for the role of European Commissioner.Mr Hogan’(...)