Brendan Howlin:  Clare deputy Michael McNamara said the entire front bench of the Labour Party “has failed and needs to go en masse, with the exception of Brendan Howlin”.

A Labour TD has said most of the party’s frontbench should resign, while others have expressed unease about the party’s direction. The Clare deputy M(...)

Tánaiste  Eamon Gilmore: ‘We are monitoring the situation very carefully, particularly in eastern Ukraine. There is an urgent need for a de-escalatation of the crisis and for Moscow to engage in serious dialogue with Ukraine’s interim government.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

There was “a degree of coordintion” behind events in Ukraine over recent days during which pro-Russia elements seized control of state owned bu(...)

Undocumented Irish protesters in New York. Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said he was mindful of the human dimension to the problem of the estimated 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore said he was mindful of the human dimension to the problem of the estimated 50,000 undocumented Irish in the(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is confident that the unemployment rate will have dipped below 10 per cent by the time the next general election take(...)

Speaking at the formal launch at Government Buildings of the latest OECD report on Ireland, Tánaiste Eamon  Gilmore presented an upbeat picture of Ireland’s economic prospects for the year ahead.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dan Keenan“Ireland is in a different place from the one two years ago… We have taken and implemented difficult decisions, but it is working, the Tánai(...)

The trend has been downwards for Fine Gael since a high just after the last general election. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Political allegiance has remained stable over the past few months with little change in party support despite a range of controversies, from abortion (...)

United Left Alliance TD Clare Daly accused the Government of “treachery” in passing the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There were heated exchanges in the Dáil following the passage of legislation which allows graduated cuts for public sector workers on pay of €65,000 o(...)