Taoiseach Enda Kenny  with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  in Dublin. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said his party remains committed to assisting in the formation of a government. “In terms of what has been goi(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said “the Border’s destiny would not be determined by the sole wishes of the Irish and British governments”, in apparent contradiction of comments by Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Getty Images

Nobody can say with certainty there will be no changes to the Border between Ireland and Northern Ireland if the UK votes to leave the EU, Minister fo(...)

Sinn Féin has warned it will take legal action if TDs are not allowed to debate and vote on government regulations they oppose. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has warned the party will take legal action if TDs are not allowed to debate and vote on government regulations they oppose, including fishe(...)

Just one Independent TD - Michael Lowry - supported Enda Kenny in the Dáil vote for taoiseach on Wednesday afternoon. As expected, the acting Taoisea(...)

“Big business and wealthy people are paying less and less into the State coffers with the result that there is less to spend on public services,” said Independent TD Mick Wallace. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on Frank Flannery to answer questions arising from the Panama Papers, following publication yesterday of details about the fin(...)

The homelessness forum heard that 80,000 homes were required nationally, 35,000 of them in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

The Constitutional protection of private property has blocked several measures to tackle to housing and homelessness crises and must be re-examined, M(...)

About 21,000 new homes will be needed each year for the next three years to meet demand, according to a new report by the Housing Agency.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie

Housing looks set to be the key issue facing any incoming government. However, as consensus on the issues involved and how best they can be addressed(...)

Gino Kenny TD of AAA-PBP and his mother Marie arrive for the 32nd Dáil at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For all the good wishes, optimism and smiles, a strange undercurrent of uncertainty made for an edgy first day in the 32nd Dáil. Perhaps, for the ne(...)

Newly Elected TDs Gino Kenny (left) and Brid Smith (centre) with Richard Boyd Barrett ahead of the first meeting of the 32nd Dáil at Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Maria Bailey, Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire: “It is surreal and extremely humbling to be here. I still can’t really believe it but it feels like a h(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy addresses water charges protesters outside Leinster House in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The recent election has shown that people who are prepared to break the law over the issue of water charges can get elected, the Anti-Austerity Allian(...)