Enda Kenny said the sale of Aer Lingus would result in job creation, new routes and the Minister for Finance would have a veto over the sale of the valuable Heathrow slots under the deal with IAG, owners of British Airways and Iberian. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports backed the sale of Aer Lingus as being good for Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said in a strong defence of the sa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny accepted a motion at a parliamentary party meeting from Martin Heydon TD (above) calling for  revised plans for wind farms to be released as soon as possible.

Fine Gael TDs tonight criticised Labour Ministers Alex White and Alan Kelly for the 16-month delay in issuing planning guidelines for wind farms. Tao(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh has told the Minister for Transport he does not foresee compulsory redundancies or outsourcing of jobs in the event of IAG buying the Government’s 25 per cent stake in the company.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The sale of the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG) has been recommended by the Cabinet and will go before t(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the courtyard at Dublin Castle for the results of the referendum on marriage equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Voters passed the same-sex marriage referendum by 62 per cent to 38 per cent, with all but one of the State’s 43 constituencies voting Yes. At just (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny celebrate the confirmation of the Yes result in the Same-sex Marriage Referendum at Dublin Castle on May 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has hailed the passing of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum as a “sound of pioneering leadership” from Ireland to the rest of the (...)

The New York Times homepage from earlier today was dominated by Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum result.

As the first country ever to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, the world’s eyes were fixed firmly on Ireland. The vote has featured prominent(...)

The Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, and his wife, Madam Cheng, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Garvey’s farm Gortbrack, Co Mayo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have signed two new memoranda of understanding during a visit by a high-level Chinese delegation i(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was replying in the Dáil to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams on the issue of the death of a baby in  Cavan hospital. File photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Maternity services in Cavan General Hospital were being monitored, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He said the Health Information and Quality Autho(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  responded to the Health Information and Quality Authority report on problems at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. File photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The fact patient safety was not given the highest priority at corporate level in the Health Service Executive (HSE) was “disturbing, to put it mildly(...)

Mr Kenny said the fact that “people in the greatest hour of need were not treated with compassion, respect and dignity is an indictment of a health service in some locations”. Photograph: Getty Images

The fact that patient safety was not given the highest priority at corporate level in the Health Service Executive (HSE) was “disturbing, to put it mi(...)