Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced that the  Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will be published this summer.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will be published this summer with a view to being made law by the end of the year, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Fine Gael National Conference in Castlebar last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The spotlight is beginning to shine on what might be called “Endapendent” TDs who are being courted discreetly by both the Minister for Finance Michae(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit Alliance:  described Syriza’s win as “a victory for all the victims of austerity in Europe”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish opposition parties and trade unions welcomed Syriza’s win in the Greek election. Speaking from Athens, the Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murp(...)

Lucinda Creighton is the only confirmed TD in her new party.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The new political year has seen a flurry of activity around various political groupings and embryonic parties which may emerge ahead of the next gener(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly says it is not his “intention to see any form of bonus culture in Irish Water”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has strongly reiterated his view that “I do not want to see any form of bonus culture” in Irish Water. During(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit said ‘The Irish Times’ poll reflected the reality that people had rejected Alan Kelly’s so-called concessions on water charges. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Right 2 Water campaign has predicted tens of thousands of people will take to the streets of Dublin on December 10th to protest against water char(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White has told the Dáil a public consultation on broadband will take place next year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A public consultation on implementing a strategy for the provision of high speed broadband throughout the county will take place early next year, Mini(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Declan McGee, who was recovering from a brain haemorrhage, spent 30 hours on a trolley at South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel.

A patient recovering from a brain haemorrhage, who had to spend hours on a hospital trolley in a corridor, has called on Taois(...)

Defending Labour’s performance in Government, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said confidence had been restored to the economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Minister for Public Expenditure has dismissed as “political drivel’’ criticism of Labour’s role in Government by Independent TD Seamus Heal(...)