Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Comments made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in which he outlined his reasons for appointing a non-Irish speaker to the post of Minister of State for Gae(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: criticised over comments he made about the use of Irish in Gaeltacht areas. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Comments made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in a radio documentary in which he disputed the decline of Irish as a spoken language in the Gaeltacht and outli(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton appearing before the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said the Irish economy from 2002 - 2007 was like an athlete on steroids. (Live blog here). In a submission to the Oireachtas(...)

Leaders confirmed they would advocate a return to power for the Coalition. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton have confirmed there will be no Mullingar Accord-type agreement in advance of the general election. The(...)

Chairman of the Low Pay Commission Donal de Buitléir, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny during the official launch of the commission’s report on the national minimum wage at Seán O’Casey Community Centre, East Wall, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Employers may introduce a “slight adjustment” in the hours they give to workers as a result of the 50 cent increase in the minimum wage, the chairman (...)

Micheál Martin has renewed his call for a commission of inquiry into Nama’s Northern loan portfolio.

The Fianna Fáil leader has questioned The role of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in the controversial sale by Nama of its Northern loan portfolio(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is seen at the euro zone leaders summit over the weekend. Mr Kenny said on Tuesday the delay in reaching a deal had cost Greece dearly. Photograph: AFP

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has this morning suggested delaying an agreement with its European creditors has cost Greece dearly. Mr Kenny said he hopes an €8(...)

Enda Kenny called the UCC Beaufort building a “vessel of scientific discovery for our seas”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A state-of-the-art maritime facility which will power the “blue economy” was opened in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork on Saturday by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The 4(...)

A recent report by the Alone organisation showed more than a third of older people in long-term nursing homes had low to medium dependency needs. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Independent TD Tom Fleming called for the provision of supportive housing and nursing facilities to allow the elderly live in their communities. (...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis attends a euro zone finance ministers emergency meeting in Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Euro zone finance ministers have rejected Greece’s request for a five - month extension to its bailout, sparking fears that Greece may default as earl(...)