Minister for Children Dr James Reilly: The Taoiseach gave him a dressing-down in front of his party’s ministerial team over his comments calling for a repeal of the Eighth Amentment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been urged by three of his senior Ministers to address concerns surrounding the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. (...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny

The Cabinet will discuss how to proceed with the commission of inquiry into transactions at the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) at its meetin(...)

Dr James Reilly, who was Minister for Health for more than three years, has made 315 representations since 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Minister for Health James Reilly have made more than 300 representations each on behalf of constituents in relation t(...)

Economist and broadcaster David McWilliams at the forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Attracting Irish emigrants back to Ireland will be key to sustaining our economic recovery, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Opening the fourth Global(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said it was ‘the blackest of black days for Paris, for France, for its citizens, and through them for the citizens of the free world.’  Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the terrorist attacks on Paris which killed more than 120 people was the “blackest of black days for Paris”. Mr Kenny o(...)

Ukip preparing  for the Oldham byelection (from left):  deputy leader Paul Nuttall, candidate John Bickley and party leader Nigel Farage.   Photograph:   Dave Thompson/Getty Images

The anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) has condemned as scaremongering the Taoiseach’s suggestion that a British exit from the Europea(...)

Labour Longford-Westmeath TD Willie Penrose said of the bankruptcy term reduction: “The current situation where it is three years’ bankruptcy here and one year north of the Border is rather silly and impractical. This is something the Labour Party has supported and called for and I am pleased to see it will now happen.” File photograph: Getty Images

Legislation to reduce the bankruptcy term from three years to one year will be in place by the end of the Dáil term, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Mr(...)

 Mr Justice Brian Cregan, who is examining 37 IBRC transactions involving write-offs of more than €10 million, has distributed a draft interim report to interested parties to seek their observations.  File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The inquiry into write-offs on Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) asset sales will take “several years” to complete even if granted extra legal (...)

The Commission of Inquiry into IBRC is investigating disposals by the bank - which was the former Anglo Irish Bank - involving write-downs of €10 million or more - including the sale of Siteserv.

The inquiry into Irish Bank Resolution Corporation sell-offs, including the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien, would face successful legal challenges (...)

Enda Kenny speaking at the conference of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in London. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the prospect of a British exit from the European Union as “a major strategic risk for Ireland”, adding that this St(...)