Time and time again, politicians fail to trust people, says Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Politicians should have enough trust in voters to turn down demands for projects such as schools rather than giving in to every request, Minister for (...)

Micheál Martin said he had a huge issue with some in Sinn Féin calling those who took part in the Boston College oral history project “touts and informers”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said his party will not go into Government with Sinn Féin, while Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he “cann(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: accused the Tánaiste of “a limp and lily-livered’’ response to the issue ,

The Dáil yesterday observed a minute’s silence in solidarity with the people of Gaza. The gesture was proposed by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams who, w(...)

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is to seek independent legal advice on whether it has the right to compel former Rehab executive Frank Flannery and Angela Kerins to appear before it. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is to seek independent legal advice on whether it has the right to compel former Rehab executive Frank Flannery and(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh (left) with Frank Daly, chairman, after meeting Comptroller and Auditor General Séamus McCarthy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The National Asset Management Agency has defended a decision not to set a rate of return for its business and insisted it has plenty of performance b(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton: Kenny does “not agree with his assessment”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny rounded on his Fine Gael predecessor John Bruton for his claim that Ireland faced 10 more years of austerity budgets.“I was here(...)

Sinn Fein candidate Lynn Boylan arrives in the RDS where she topped the poll. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:20

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has failed to secure a seat in the Dublin European constituency following a recount which saw Independent Nessa Childers(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn said: “The Government has not been satisfied that in the case of the people who were placed in the Bethany Home . . .  agents of the State were responsible for placing those people in those homes.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State was not responsible for the ill-treatment of babies and children in the Bethany Home, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn told the Dáil. (...)

Senior Fine Gael figures last night paid tribute to Frank Flannery for his years of “unstinting and loyal service for the party”

Senior Fine Gael figures last night paid tribute to Frank Flannery for his years of “unstinting and loyal service for the party” while the Oppo(...)

Political strategist Frank Flannery who has resigned from his roles with Rehab and Fine Gael with immediate effect.

  Frank Flannery has resigned as a director of the Rehab charity, as well as from positions within the Fine Gael party. Tonight, the c(...)