This book is a loving memorial to Brian Lenihan, the former minister for finance and Fianna Fáil politician. He was caught in the eye of an economi(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: directed that when the regulator makes its final decision on the airport charges cap, it must ensure Dublin Airport’s financial viability is protected so it can implement various aspects of Government aviation policy. Photograph: Frank Miller

Deja vu, history repeating itself, we’ve been here before . . . choose whichever cliche you like, because it has happened again. As the Commission for(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: “It’s one of those things we have been talking about for a long time and we are now at the point that is capable of delivery.”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish  Times

Minister for Communications Alex White says the new national postcode system – known as Eircode – will be introduced in early 2015. Mr White has to(...)

The wrong incinerator for Dublin

There is more than a whiff of “We know best” about the apparent determination of unelected officials to go ahead with the long-delayed Poolbeg municip(...)

Minister for Communications Alex  White says he will implement the €550m plan outlined by Mr Rabbitte earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has identified increasing fast broadband to rural Ireland as his first and immediate priority in his new offic(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn it was “difficult to continue talking” over the din but the “small but loud minority” was entitled to protest at yesterday’s ASTI conference. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has played down the controversy over the reception he received at the ASTI conference yesterday, saying it (...)

The people of Dublin should be asked directly whether they want, or do not want, an elected Lord Mayor. Talk about a democratic revolution has (...)

Kilkenny Castle, with John’s Bridge in the foreground. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Nobody quite knows what will happen in June to all the mayoral chains, maces, scrolls and other civic paraphernalia of the city and town counci(...)

Senator Ashraf Elshabrawi and Suliman Zubi, elected representatives from Egypt and Libya, attending the convention in Malahide over the weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former taoiseach John Bruton has called for Dáil reform at a meeting of the constitutional convention.He said that the ceann comhairle of the day shou(...)

Experts said the North-South plan  would cost €810 million if the cables were put underground, compared with €140 million over ground, Mr Rabbitte said. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte has rejected Opposition criticism of the Government’s decision to exclude the proposed North-South electricity connec(...)