Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys:  appointed two Fine Gael members, John McNulty and Sheila O’Regan, to the board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

New guidelines on appointments to State boards published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will ensure that Government departments do(...)

 EU ambassador to the US, Dubliner David Sullivan, said president Barack Obama’s support for a EU-US trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Australia earlier this month shows the commitment of the Americans to reaching a transatlantic deal.

The new EU ambassador to the US, Dubliner David O’Sullivan, said president Barack Obama’s support for a EU-US trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Au(...)

Addressing the TEEU conference, Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton said the issue of public service pay was a matter for Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

One of the country’s largest trade unions is to seek pay rises of 5 per cent for its 40,000 members across the public and private sectors.The Technica(...)

 Protesters battle  high winds and rain on Vinegar Hill, while taking part in a protests against pylons and wind turbines, at Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, last January. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

After the opening credits of his TV3 programme on Wednesday night, Vincent Browne took a swing at the Government at the end of one of the more chaste(...)

EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom,  who flies to Washington for talks on December 9th, amid concern about Washington’s commitment to concluding the negotiations before the next US election. Photograph: PA

in Brussels The trade deal between the European Union and the United States could offer valuable market opportunities for the Irish dairy industry, M(...)

Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton is seeking clarity on EU-US trade deal. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton has called for progress on the EU-US trade deal ahead of a meeting of EU trade ministers in Brussels this morni(...)

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan: “We’ve had a very slow response to position papers that have been put to the American side.”

EU trade ministers gather in Brussels today for discussions on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) amid increasing concern in Br(...)

Eoghan Murphy of Fine Gael Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Irish Water could become an unreformable “Goliath” superstructure similar to the HSE unless it is set up as a new stand-alone entity, a Government ba(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: Trapped for over two hours in her car at the weekend by a baying mob and yesterday, trapped in the Chamber for over 40 minutes and fearing her ears were about to bleed. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill 4:44

“We’re listening,” they croaked, dripping with humility and contrition.“We have made mistakes.” A chastened Government front bench took up position in(...)

The Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, has announced households made up of two adults or more will have to pay €160 a year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Another Q&A about Irish Water? Seriously? Have we not been here before? Yes, yes we have. This is the fifth water-based Q&A we’ve done in just(...)