Rob Wright, a former Canadian secretary general of finance, addressing the banking inquiry this morning.

Click here for live blog coverage.A former Canadian government official who authored a report on the Department of Finance in 2010 told the banking in(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: told the Dáil the Coalition had not decided “on a final date yet”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Referendums on same-sex marriage and lowering the age to contest presidential elections will be held in May of next year, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has sai(...)

The crisis at the emergency department in Beaumont Hospital was raised in the Dáil today.

Overcrowding in Dublin’s Beaumont hospital was not “a satisfactory position’’, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He said the problem had existed for (...)

Health system: Enda Kenny said the system was not perfect by any means and the Health Service Executive had acknowledged there was a potential for delay at times of high demand in the emergency care system. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

The ambulance service’s current target is for 80 per cent of life-threatening calls to be responded to in under 19 minutes, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said(...)

Sheila Giles Mullan protests the water charges outside Leinster House in Dublin. A number of Right2Water marches take place on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gardaí are preparing for potential traffic disruption in parts of Dublin on Wednesday as Right2Water marches set off from various points towards a ral(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: has pledged to cut income tax. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has repeated a pledge to reduce the rate of income tax paid by middle income earners to at most 50 per cent in next year’s budget(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny:  “absolutely happy” that he will lead Fine Gael into the next election to form a government with the Labour Party. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he will lead Fine Gael into the next election and will form another government with Labour following a spring 2016 c(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

A growing number of Fine Gael figures – both backbenchers and Ministers – are beginning to question Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s leadership of the party, a(...)

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The Garda fraud unit is investigating allegations that former government ministers had offshore accounts, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“They wil(...)

Clockwise from top left: Des O’Malley (FF then PDs), Gerry Collins (FF), Richie Ryan (FG), Ray MacSharrry (FF) and Maire Geoghegan-Quinn (FF). An S Barret, a member of Fianna Fáil, was also listed by Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald. 2:39

Names in a dossier of former politicians who allegedly held offshore accounts have been read into the Dáil record by Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou (...)