Sgt Maurice McCabe at the Dáil. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A commission of investigation report that could have serious implications for both acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin h(...)

Róisín Shortall TD said the traditional approach of majority rule in the Dáil could be improved upon. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Willie O’Dea is talking to the Sinn Féin delegation to see if he can strike a deal to make Micheál Martin taoiseach when in barges Michael Healy-Rae: (...)

Political factions have been encouraged to embrace power sharing internationally when facing ‘external threats which would negatively affect all communities in a country’, says political scientist Dr Dawn Walsh. Photograph: Getty Images

Eight weeks after polling day, the political options have narrowed to either a Fine Gael minority government supported grudgingly by Fianna Fáil for a(...)

 Acting Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has pulled out of the contest to form a minority government but differences over Irish Water could scupper the chances of a Fine Gael-led (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.

The first decisive moves towards the formation of a minority government have begun with exploratory talks today between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. N(...)

Lowering the Tricolour during the annual Easter Rising 1916 commeremoration at Arbour Hill in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The security threat posed by the current dissident version of the IRA to the 1916 commemorations raises some uncomfortable questions about the glorifi(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny arriving at Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin and Labour leader Joan Burton met on Tuesday evening as talks on government formation continue but Labour has ruled (...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae on the bonnet of a jeep outside Leinster House as the 32nd Dáil met for the first time. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A minority government based on a binding agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil is emerging as the only realistic option following the failure of(...)

Roger Casement: had unsuccessfully attempted to raise an Irish Brigade in 1915.

March 11th, 1916 The fate of the Irish prisoners at Limburg was exercising the attentions of the central advisory committee of the Royal Dublin Fusili(...)

Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Dan Mulhall: he and Cambridge history professor Eugenio Biagini have revisited Conor Cruise O’Brien’s 1960 book The Shaping of Modern Ireland  with The Shaping of Modern Ireland – A Centenary Assessment

Over three days last week at Churchill College, Cambridge, historians from around the world discussed the Easter Rising in the context of the revoluti(...)