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(...)

Seamus Healy: 30,000 families in danger of being evicted from their homes

Reducing the cost of all mortgages to their current value would cost up to €50 billion, Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton(...)

The Taoiseach has revealed that 18,000 homes across the State were on boil water notices and said the Environmental Protection Agency had reported that 16 per cent of supplies were at risk.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted the “average charge” of water rates for householders will be known before the local and European elections in May(...)

Houses in Poleberry had to be evacuated yesterday when the high tide led to rapidly rising river waters and flooded streets. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Strengthening the southeast’s coastal defences is to be a priority in the coming months following the latest bout of storm damage which looks set to m(...)

Floodwaters on the  Manor in Waterford  this morning. Photograph:  Michael Byrne/via Twitter

One resident of one of the many coastal areas along the south-east hit by the latest bout of storm damage and flooding has described how “the streets (...)