Migrants rush into Serbia over the border with Macedonia last week. Fianna Fáil spokesman on Europe Timmy Dooley criticised Minister’s refusal to step up  response to the crisis.  Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo

The Government will make no commitment to accept more than the 600 refugees it has agreed to, Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy has said. Mr (...)

A protest against homelessness in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Local authorities around the State “will not be found wanting in doing everything they can” to help address Dublin’s homelessness crisis, the chair(...)

 Lorry drivers stretch their legs outside their trucks on the M20 in Kent late in July amid delays due to the migrant crisis in Calais, France. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Fianna Fáil transport spokesman Timmy Dooley has called on the Government to support the easing of restrictions on driving hours for hauliers because (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said: “The numbers are such that there would need to be a spectacular collapse of the Fine Gael vote and a substantial increase in Fianna Fáil support to overturn that.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A senior Fianna Fáil TD said the party should not rule out entering government as a junior coalition partner, raising the prospect of an alliance w(...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park, where he was due to play five concerts last year.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Proposals issued by the Government this week will not prevent a fiasco like last year’s cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts in Croke Park recurr(...)

Committee TDs and senators will decide today on whether to call in FAI chief executive John Delaney. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire 0:47

Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has contacted TDs on the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Sport in advance of a deci(...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy pictured outside Leinster House before the start of the debate on IBRC. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

They were falling over each other in the Dáil in their efforts to be flexible. Just like they had been in the IBRC, apparently, when business swashbuc(...)

Joan Burton: “It has no impact or inference for employment in Aer Lingus in Ireland.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton insisted jobs would be protected in the sale of the Government’s stake in Aer Lingus. She said the airline had been involve(...)

Enda Kenny said the sale of Aer Lingus would result in job creation, new routes and the Minister for Finance would have a veto over the sale of the valuable Heathrow slots under the deal with IAG, owners of British Airways and Iberian. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports backed the sale of Aer Lingus as being good for Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said in a strong defence of the sa(...)

Former minister and long-time government adviser Dr Martin Mansergh will tonight begin an attempted return to the Dáil when he aims to become a Fianna Fáil candidate for the newly-united Tipperary constituency. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Former minister and long-time government adviser Dr Martin Mansergh will tonight begin an attempted return to the Dáil when he aims to become a Fianna(...)