Fine Gael Ministers of State:Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach with Special Responsibility as Government Chief Whip and Defence: Pa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton on the steps of Government Buildings today with new Ministers of State (back row, from left): Joe McHugh, Simon Harris, Kevin Humphries, Aodhán O’Riordán, Ged Nash, Dara Murphy, Ann Phelin, Tom Hayes, and (front row from left) Paul Kehoe, Damien English, Kathleen Lynch, Sean Sherlock, Paudie Coffey and Michael Ring. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:59

Wicklow Fine Gael TD Simon Harris has been appointed Minister of State in the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Refor(...)

The programme will target a number of areas including advanced manufacturing, bio-manufacturing, energy, marine, ICT, medical devices, agrifood, climate change, smart citiesand digital platforms

Science Foundation Ireland has announced a new initiative to attract the world’s top researchers to the country’s seven universities.The Targeted SFI (...)

David Finlay, Trinity College Dublin, and Orla O’Sullivan, of Teagasc, at the announcement of some ¤23 million in awards to early and mid-stage researchers through Science Foundation Ireland in Dublin today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A very different kind of tattoo could provide a way to help diagnose conditions such as liver failure and eczema outbreaks, according to a young resea(...)

Which Ministers can make it over Becher’s Brook? 4:04

Predicting the outcome of Enda Kenny and Joan Burton’s deliberations on the Cabinet is like asking a person who doesn’t know the difference between a (...)

Eamon Gilmore has personally sought the support of the two candidates to succeed him as Labour leader for his efforts to be Ireland’s next European commissioner

Eamon Gilmore has personally sought the support of the two candidates to succeed him as Labour leader and Tánaiste for his efforts to be Ireland’s nex(...)

Minister for Social Protection and candidate for Labour Party leadership Joan Burton speaking to Jack O’Connor of Siptu at the weekend’s hustings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lines are being drawn at a terrific rate.But what sort?There are defining lines: the “thus far and no further” ones which politicians avoid like the p(...)

There is a cloud of uncertainty over whether international companies in Switzerland will have access to EU markets. EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER

When Taoiseach Enda Kenny vowed to make Ireland the best small country in the world to do business, we don’t know if he had Switzerland on his radar.T(...)

Labour leadership contender Alex White has called into question the target by the Coalition to achieve a 3 per cent budget deficit next year.

Labour leadership contender Alex White has called into question the target by the Coalition to achieve a 3 per cent budget deficit next year.Mr White,(...)

Dick Spring: former Kerry North TD did not give any indication of who he would support in the leadership contest. Photograph: Joe St Ledger

Former tánaiste and Labour leader Dick Spring is “extremely concerned” about the situation the party is in now, and said people are “beaten up” with a(...)