FF leader Micheál Martin: “Some women say to me they just don’t like the way the Dail operates.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin has said “confidence and lifestyle” issues are a central to the party’s difficulties in securing more female election candi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Banks had a moral duty to pass on lower interest rates from which they benefited, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“It is not fair, just or equitab(...)

Working group chairman Maurice Manning: “Rather than set aside a specific number of seats for emigrants and the North, we though it better to allow all citizens to vote on the same basis.” Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Allowing all Irish citizens to vote in Seanad elections is an essential component of political reform, Maurice Manning, the chairman of a working g(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD with Martin Dalby of Center Parcs (left) and Mark Foley of Coillte Enterprise at the site of the proposed Center Parcs resort near Ballymahon in Co Longford. .The Parc is expected to open to guests in 2019.Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells.

Longford is set to become an international tourism destination even though it is currently a black spot for mobile phone coverage.That is according to(...)

 Independent TD Mick Wallace: told Dáil that in 2012 a garda told Enda Kenny   about  malpractice in relation to a  superintendent and ‘you gave approval to the promotion of this superintendent’ who is now the subject of  investigations. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There has been “serious Garda malpractice’’ in the Athlone area, claims Independent TD Mick Wallace.He told the Dáil, at Opposition leaders’ questions(...)

The survey was undertaken on Monday and Tuesday among a representative sample of 1,200 voters aged 18 and over, in face-to-face interviews at 100 sampling points in all constituencies. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.8 per cent

Support for Fine Gael has recovered, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll, which also shows a significant rise in satisfaction with Tao(...)

Paul Murphy TD said Minister Alan Kelly was “swaggering around the place like Nelson from the Simpsons, threatening to rob people’s lunch money’’.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Legislation dealing with a refusal to pay water charges will be published shortly after Easter, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. Minister for t(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil that the Cabinet will consider proposals from Minister Alan Kelly in relation to legislation for people who refuse to pay water charges. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Legislation dealing with a refusal to pay water charges will be published shortly after Easter, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.Minister for the Environ(...)

The HSE is entitled to answer charges made against it on baby deaths at Portlaoise hospital, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He said that was the w(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he wants to see the Portlaoise hospital report published but added two organisations using public money should not be in “court situations”.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he wants to see the Portlaoise hospital report published but added two organisations using public money should not be in(...)