Enda Kenny:  “The only ones who suffer from a strike in circumstances like this are the pupils.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he regretted the decision by teachers to close secondary schools next Tuesday in protest over junior cycle reform. “The only(...)

Ted Nealon:  Taoiseach Enda Kenny said of him: “In every role he gave of his best, not alone as an exemplary public servant, but as an exemplary, compassionate and dignified human being”

The late Ted Nealon had a “unique political brain of enormous capacity”, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. In a tribute to the former Fine G(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar

The Government has approved the Health Service Executive’s draft service plan, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.He said Minister for Health Leo Var(...)

 Ms Cahill was responding to reports the Government is considering a cross-Border inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An investigation to determine the extent of sexual abuse by IRA members should happen ahead of any all-island inquiry into the matter, Maíria Cahill (...)

Traffic passes Dublin airport’s Terminal 2 building. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál  Martin has raised with Taoiseach Enda Kenny the cut in pensions to former Aer Lingus and Aer Rianta/Dublin Airport Authority  workers, and to former employees of the now closed SR Technics. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has challenged the Taoiseach to say what his reaction would be if his Oireachtas pension was cut by 50 per cent in s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said there was an emergency around homelessness and that nobody wanted to see children on the street.

Nobody could condone children being homeless, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dail.He said that following the collapse of the construction sector, the d(...)

Micheál Martin speaking in the Dáil.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin told the Dáil he understands there are as many as 28 victims of abuse by members of the Provisional IRA discussing h(...)

Former minister for enterprise Mary Harney said in 2005 that she asked civil servant Gerry Ryan to end his inquiry into tax evasion in 2004 as it had been running for seven years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

1971:Ansbacher accounts were funds lodged in Ireland by the Cayman Islands bank, Ansbacher (Cayman) Ltd. They were at the core of an unauthorised fina(...)

Mr Martin said it was important to stress that ’by their very nature’ section 19 investigations were ’preliminary’,  adding that people had not expected Mr Ryan’s investigations to ’take that long’. File photograph:  Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin said the clear legal advice to him in 2006, when he was Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, about evidenc(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams who said today there was no prospect of him resigning over the Cahill controversy.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said there is “no possibility” of him resigning as party leader over the Maíria Cahill controversy.He said Ms Cahi(...)