A file image from February 2014 of the then minister for justice Alan Shatter (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said on Friday that Taoiseach Enda Kenny “encouraged him to resign” from his position. Mr Shatter stepped do(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said 100 extra scoliosis operations were carried out this year – “a 51 per cent increase on the previous year”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has accused Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald of engaging in a “tsunami of hate and invective’’ during heated Dáil excha(...)

Ms Burton asked: “Have you finished your tsunami of hate and invective there? Are you sure you finished it?” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Tánaiste has accused Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald of engaging in a “tsunami of hate and invective’’ in heated Dáil exchanges. Earli(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald speaking on Thursday. She said it was her preference to enter government after the next election. Photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has insisted her party will be in government eventually. Ms McDonald said it was only a matter of time befo(...)

 Willie O’Dea: “I think it’s totally inappropriate. I think it’s absolutely inappropriate. Frankly I’ve never heard anything like it.” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John Delaney’s decision to seek electoral support for Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly ha(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said that it was his intention to stand for election again as party leader at the next Sinn Féin Ardfheis.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said it was his intention to stand for election again as party leader at the next Sinn Féin Ardfheis and to continue t(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton hit out at Donegal TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, describing him as a ‘barroom brawler’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There were rowdy scenes in the Dáil amid heated exchanges between Tánaiste Joan Burton and Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. Ms Burton rejec(...)

A Central Bank whistleblower is claiming he was told to remove critical findings from an internal audit report about the bank. The former employee, w(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: said the State’s industrial relations machinery was at the disposal of the parties in the nurses’ dispute. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton refused to be drawn in any detail on the performance of Cabinet colleague and fellow Dublin West TD Minister for Health (...)

Mary Lou McDonald:  Denied move was an act of “desperation” by Sinnn Féin. Photograph: The Irish Times

A union leader behind the policy principles that form the basis for a left-wing voting pact has urged parties and TDs not to take an a la carte app(...)