A file image from February 2014 of the then minister for justice Alan Shatter (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said on Friday that Taoiseach Enda Kenny “encouraged him to resign” from his position. Mr Shatter stepped do(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron defends Taoiseach’s right to comment about the potential impact a British exit could have on the peace process. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

David Cameron has suggested that Irish people working in the United Kingdom may not be affected by changes to welfare benefits in Britain’s renegotiat(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “She was not in a position to speak or to defend herself, and the whistleblower is clear that the most appalling acts were perpetrated in this case.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The foster father in the southeast abuse controversy contacted then minister for health Michael Noonan to have his “beloved daughter’’ kept with the f(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: “I don’t think that anybody in Fine Gael wants to be in government with Michael Lowry or any other Independent”

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he would not be happy to rely on the support of Independent TD Michael Lowry to get back into governme(...)

According to the NYCI, holding the general election vote on a Thursday risks reducing student participation. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There are growing expectations among Government TDs and Senators that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will announce Friday 26th of February as the date of the el(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with  Jer Bergin from the Irish Farmers’ Association.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has hinted at the possibility of holding another referendum to give Oireachtas committees more powers in the wake of the banking(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter:  said all Ministers must stay on-message. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter made thinly veiled criticisms of Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentar(...)

The airline is also running new winter services from Dublin to Athens, Bologna, Murcia, Porto and Seville, as well more flights to Bucharest and Gatwick

Ryanair is backing Dublin Airport’s €250 million new runway plan, but does not want it to increase passenger charges to pay for the project. Dublin (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and UK prime minister David Cameron: Government sources expect Mr Cameron to provide Mr Kenny with an update on his negotiations to date. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron meet in Downing Street on Monday to discuss Britain’s negotiations on remaining in the (...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Fine Gael Ardfheis at the Citywest hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The country would have never recovered under a Fianna Fáil government, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Addressing his party’s ardfheis the Fine Gael l(...)