Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, and Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance speaking to media. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government has announced details of a new capital investment plan for counties Cork and Kerry. Six Government ministers attended an ev(...)

Dr James Reilly, who was Minister for Health for more than three years, has made 315 representations since 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Minister for Health James Reilly have made more than 300 representations each on behalf of constituents in relation t(...)

Stormont’s Parliament Buildings illuminated in red. After a week of intense negotiations, British and Irish Ministers and senior Northern politicians were unable to sign off on a deal. Photograph: PA

Attempts to strike a deal that would stabilise the Northern Executive and Assembly are to enter their 10th week after the British and Irish government(...)

The North South Ministerial Council meeting was postponed so talks at Stormont could continue. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) meeting planned for Armagh on Friday was postponed so that talks aimed at safeguarding the future of the No(...)

Stormont’s Parliament Buildings illuminated in red for Armistice Day on Wednesday. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA

The British and Irish governments and the North’s five main parties have been unable to conclude a political deal on Thursday, as was hoped would happ(...)

Artist’s impression of the Narrow Water Bridge project, which will link Omeath in Co Louth with Warrenpoint in Co Down. Photograph: Louth Council/PA Wire

Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist Party are requesting more than €550 million from the Government for infrastructural projects in Northern Ireland(...)

The establishment of a new comprehensive framework for dealing with the North’s past is a priority for the Government, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.(...)

Minister Charlie Flanagan said the Government was making  “considered and concerted efforts to achieve positive progress for this citizen and his release at the earliest opportunity”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has acknowledged there are campaigners who do not agree with the Government’s approach to seeking the re(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan. File  photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is to spend an extra €40 million on overseas aid next year, according to today’s budget, bringing the total spend for development assis(...)

The children of Halima Hawad Al Ali and Abdulmouti Al Ibrahim  at their home in Amman, Jordan. Photograph: Ted Nieters

On their small family farm in the countryside north of Aleppo, where Abdelmouti and his wife Halima grew just enough cotton and fruit to sustain their(...)