Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny: courting Independents  to form minority government.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny last night assured Independent TDs a minority government led by his party would last. Mr Kenny attended a meeting with th(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny: attended a meeting with Independent Alliance TDs on Friday night. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny last night assured Independent TDs that a minority government led by him would last. He attended a meeting with Independen(...)

Fine Gael TDs Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Transport and Michael Ring arrive at Leinster House, Dublin ahead of Fine Gael  parliamentary party meeting. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has won overwhelming support from the Fine Gael parliamentary party for the stance he has adopted during initial discussions with(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris as responsibility of the Office of Public Works which is charged with co-ordinating and managing the implementation of government programmes relating to flooding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork 7 April 2016 The outgoing Government has been accused of “arrogance beyond belief” by a member of th(...)

Face-off: participants in the protest wear Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin masks outside the Dáil. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

All afternoon, they sat and faced each other across the floor as a pointless dance went on around them. Enda Kenny, when not looking vaguely in Miche(...)

Kevin “Boxer” Moran: “The fact that these people were not prepared to sit around the table and meet shows the group is not fit for purpose.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two Independent TDs from areas severely affected by flooding last winter have called for the resignation of officials tasked with managing the risk p(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the ho(...)

Simon Harris, Leo Varadkar, Sean Kyne Frances Fitzgerald and Simon Coveney arrive for meetings between Fine Gael and Independents. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Acting Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has insisted Fine Gael has no plans to talk to Fianna Fáil “at this stage”. Speaking after a lengthy meeting (...)

Independent TDs  Noel Grealish, Denis Naughten, Mattie McGrath, Michael Harty, Michael Collins arrive for a meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Opposition TDs will be given a much greater say in how the budget is framed through a strengthened system of Dáil committees, under plans proposed by (...)

The small garden known as ‘Buncloch’ or Foundation Stone in Farmleigh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A 1916-inspired garden at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park has been abandoned and left overgrown despite a significant State investment in commemor(...)