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(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: Doing  level best to be ’caring, cuddling and sharing’.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ryanair has expanded its offerings to business customers with the launch of three new daily routes from Dublin to Zaventem, Brussels’ main airport, as(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton, Taoiseach Enda Kenny Tanaiste Joan Burton  and Minister of State Gerald Nash gave a press conference today to publish the latest quarterly report on the Action Plan for Jobs. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Up to 65,000 jobs have been created under the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has said. Speaking at the public(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness said it was ‘not uncommon for officials and the chairman to meet with witnesses and for the chairman to explain the context and the procedures’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has reiterated his view that there was nothing unusual about his meeting with former Rehab chief executi(...)

The Taoiseach said Joe McHugh (above) pursuing a language course would allow him to discuss the issues which mattered with Éamon Ó Cuív on TG4 or any other forum around the country.

The new Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Joe McHugh is to take a refresher course in the Irish language, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.Mr Kenny(...)

Screen grab image taken from garthbrooks.com of country superstar Garth Brooks during a press conference last week. Photograph: PA 0:51

Dublin City Council had yesterday offered to be a “co-promoter” for two rescheduled Garth Brooks concerts, but the offer was turned down, council chie(...)