Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age. 2:14

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

Drag queen and gay rights activist Rory O’Neill, also known by his stage name Panti, cheers with other supporters for same-sex marriage at Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/ Getty Images 3:18

Full list of resultsIreland has officially passed the same-sex marraige referendum with 1.2 million people voting in its favour. The result was confir(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris. Mr Harris has criticising the No campaign in the same-sex marriage referendum for “trying to change” the vote.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris has joined Cabinet colleagues Frances Fitzgerald and Leo Varadkar in criticising the No c(...)

Simon Harris, Minister of State for Finance: he said to vote against the proposed resolution in directors’ remuneration would have been a significant and serious matter and could be perceived as interfering in a commercial entity, damaging Ireland and bank investments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Bank of Ireland directors’ pay cost a total of €2.76 million last year, Minister of State for Finance Simon Harris told the Dáil.He said the figure wa(...)

Hong Kong chief secretary of administration Carrie Lam made a charming speech at the Westbury Hotel citing St Patrick’s Day and Celtic singing’s presence in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Hong Kong’s top administrative official, Carrie Lam, was in Dublin this week. She gave an apparently charming speech to an audience of business people(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris confirmed the negotiations between the Quinn family and Anglo had collapsed and the case would “likely be settled by the courts”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

CIARÁN HANCOCK The Quinn family and Anglo Irish Bank will go back to court next month after a deal to settle their multibillion-euro dispute fell thr(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris. Mr Harris has signalled that the Government’s reform plans in relation to the public service would have to continue for some time.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Formal talks between the Government and unions on restoring pay levels for about 300,000 staff across the public service are now expected to get unde(...)

William Butler Yeats: the poet bought Thoor Ballylee in 1916. Photograph: Bain/Library of Congress

The 16th-century Hiberno-Norman tower house once owned by the poet WB Yeats will reopen this summer after the donation of €30,000 by an Irish-American(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael  McGrath said: “I fully appreciate the pain that the Universal Social Charge represents for working families and the toll it takes on pay packets.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil will eliminate the Universal Social Charge if it returns to power, the party’s ardfheis has agreed.The party said it will be the policy of(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris insisted the Government was “not initiating this on the basis of any evidence of wrongdoing”. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government is insisting it did not establish a review into deals struck by the former Anglo Irish Bank because of “any evidence of wrongdoing”.(...)