Maíria Cahill pictured at Leinster House in Dublin last week. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it is his understanding that there are “more cases to follow” of alleged cover-ups within Sinn Féin and the IRA of sexua(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  during the announcment of Budget 2015 in the Dáil yesterday. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has no intention of abolishing the water charges, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.He told the Dáil today that there were subsidies, benef(...)

Seán Conlan, a Deputy for Cavan-Monaghan, this morning said Enda Kenny needs to answer questions about how an email sent only to him and one other Minister by an antiques dealer had found its way into a national newspaper.

A Fine Gael TD has accused the Taoiseach and those close to him of an attempt to damage his reputation following leaks to a newspaper over a disput(...)

‘Leinster House witnessed a bizzare spectacle yesterday. Government TDs and Senators appeared visibly relieved that their candidate had just lost an election’.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leinster House witnessed a bizarre spectacle yesterday. Government TDs and Senators appeared visibly relieved that their candidate had just lost an el(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin.

The Government will sign off on the budget today after successful negotiations involving individual Ministers as well as a crucial Economic Management(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has claimed  the country was now in “a different space” from the situation a few years ago, when unemployment and interest rates soared as 250,000 lost their jobs.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Irish health service should introduce a policy of having no waiting lists and incentivise staff to achieve this goal, a conference on health servi(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin TD. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin called for an amendment to the legislation introducing water charges to include an ability-to-pay clause during heat(...)

President Michael D. Higgins with his wife  Sabina at Aras An Uachtarain with the Federal President of the Republic of Austria Dr Heinz Fischer and Mrs Margit Fischer at the start of an official visit to Ireland yesterday. Photograph: Maxwell’s

There would be no reason to prevent President Michael D Higgins visiting any place on the island, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.He was replying in the(...)

Breege Coen votes early at the Oakwood Private Nursing Home, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, supervised by presiding officer James Raftery and Garda Liam McBrien  yesterday. Photograph: Mick McCormack

There is less certainty among Fine Gael TDs and Senators that the party’s candidate John McNulty will win the Seanad byelection on Friday following (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended Ireland’s corporate tax rate of 12.5 per cent, dismissing suggestions that the ‘Double Irish’ was some Irish government creation designed to attract multinational companies to Ireland.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended Ireland’s corporate tax rate of 12.5 per cent, dismissing suggestions that the ‘Double Irish’ was some Irish governm(...)