The good news on the Irish economy, a 7.7 per cent annual growth rate in gross domestic product (GDP) according to Central Statistics Office data, cou(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘We must invest in the future and continue to be competitive and attractive as a location for investment with a real opportunity to create further jobs.’

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is committed to cutting the top tax rate of 52 per cent in this year’s budget and subsequent budgets. Mr Kenny said t(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘We want a construction sector can match up to the demands of a modern country.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed confidence the Irish construction sector will soon get back to building 20,000-plus housing units per annum.However(...)

John Redmond, who was the leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party from 1900 until his death in 1918, remains a controversial figure in Irish history

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he wants to put a monument to John Redmond in Leinster House. He has written to his Fine Gael predecessor John Bruton st(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: told the Dáil that regulator was considering the approach to compensating households where the water supply was not fit for human consumption.    Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The regulator is considering the approach to compensating households where the water supply was not fit for human consumption, Minister for the Env(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin alleged that the Government has “cooked the books” and misled the opposition and the public about its health budgets(...)

Party think-ins and Cabinet deliberations in reality represent aspects of micro- and macro-management. Both are useful approaches but are not always i(...)

“Brewhouse No.4” a new €169 million brewery, at St. James’s Gate, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Alarm bells were ringing at St James’s Gate yesterday as an unfortunately-timed warning alert sounded just as Taoiseach Enda Kenny was starting to spe(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny warned today that the Government was not in a position to “write large cheques” while conceding tax figures published this afternoon were “quite strong”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny warned today that the Government was not in a position to “write large cheques” while conceding tax figures published this aftern(...)

 A number of EU commissioner designates, including Irish nominee Phil Hogan (above), will meet incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker this week in Brussels. Photograph: David Sleator

Ireland is interested in securing an EU commissionership related to jobs, investment and growth, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said this weekend, suggesting t(...)