Rihanna pictured shooting a music video  in Belfast in 2011. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan.

Australian popstar Kylie Minogue is considered Irish as is Barbadian singer Rihanna because of their music, the Dáil has heard.“Crazy loopholes” in vo(...)

new investigations division has been set up in the Department of Agriculture, in a move welcomed by farm groups who Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the Department of Agriculture’s new investigations division would be headed by a senior superintending veterinary officer and supported by a team of investigators. Photograph: Eric Luke

A new investigations division has been set up in the Department of Agriculture, in a move welcomed by farm groups who have been critical of the dep(...)

Chin wag: Labour party members pose for a group photo at Whites Hotel In Wexford. “When you shoot people from above, it tends to eliminate double chins,” explained a photographer. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It appeared Labour was taking the weekend’s opinion poll very badly.Their annual think-in didn’t sound like it was going too well either. As the openi(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said his thoughts were with the families of those who had lost loved ones on the ill-fated airline. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Irish woman who died on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 had returned home from Australia to assist her siblings in the care of her mother who had(...)

Technician performing medical scan to a patient.

Men are more likely to die of cancer, and have lower five-year survival rates than women. According to figures produced by the National Cancer Registr(...)

Labour TD for Dublin South and Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White (centre) who confirmed he will contest the leadership of the Labour Party at a press briefing on the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin today. Photograph: Collins 2:25

Minister of State Alex White has joined Joan Burton in the race to be the next leader of the Labour Party. Mr White, a Dublin South TD, said Labour ha(...)

Minister of State Alex White arriving at party  meeting on Monday which was held  prior to the announcement of Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as  leader. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:38

Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White will have a battle on his hands when, as expected, he declares his intention to contest the Labour Party(...)

Minister of State for Transport Alan Kelly  during his announcement that he will seek election as Labour Party deputy leader. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 2:20

Two new candidates have emerged as contenders for the Labour Party deputy leadership this lunchtime.Minister of State for Research and Innovation Sean(...)

Clockwise from top left: Alan Kelly, Dominic Hannigan, Arthur Spring, Brendan Howlin, Alex White. Centre: Joan Burton.

Joan Burton: The Dublin West TD is the early favourite, and was quick out of the traps on Monday, canvassing backbenchers for support almost immediate(...)

Gabrielle McFadden is congratulated by Enda Kenny as the count gets under way in St Dominic’s GAA club in Keenagh, Co Longford, on Saturday. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Fine Gael’s Gabrielle McFadden comfortably held the Longford-Westmeath seat left vacant by the death of her sister Nicky this year.Her election was in(...)