Enda Kenny accused the Fianna Fáil leader of using his  “usual populist line’’.

The Government is to introduce “further options’’ next week to assist borrowers with mortgage arrears, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. He told the Dáil(...)

 Alex White: deputised for Tánaiste Joan  Burton at Opposition Leaders’ Questions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Government and Opposition took exception to the line of questioning at a heated Opposition Leaders’ Questions.The chamber came to life, despite the cl(...)

 Eamon Gilmore: said recovery was still at risk and must not be squandered. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore has said it was worth him paying a political price for the State’s economic improvement.Mr Gilmore re(...)

Senator Denis O’Donovan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan called on the Seanad to address the “lack of societal respect” for law, order and authority in the State. He said(...)

Independent TD Tom Fleming

Approximately 25 per cent of young people between 18 and 35 years were unemployed, Independent TD Tom Fleming told the Dáil.“This figure does not incl(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Thirty or more cases, involving a loss of more than €10 million each to the taxpayer, will be examined in the inquiry into the Siteserv sale, Taoisea(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: “We do not need, and cannot afford, the instability and mismanagement that would be inevitable if the parties opposite had any influence in government.”  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has warned Ireland’s economic recovery is not secure. “We could be blown off course by international events beyond our control,’’(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD at the launch of Fine Gael’s Marriage Equality campaign at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, earlier this week.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A total of 30 more cases, each involving a loss of more than €10 million to the taxpayer, will be examined in the inquiry into the Siteserv sale, Tao(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: Enda Kenny has strongly defended Mr Noonan’s handling of the inquiry into the controversial sale of Siteserv in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has strongly defended Michael Noonan’s handling of the inquiry into the controversial sale of Siteserv in 2012. Mr Kenny told th(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brandan Howlin: ‘This Government is committed to pension provision and to sustaining the value of those pensions.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There was no threat to State pensions, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brandan Howlin told the Dáil. He said more than 400,000 peopl(...)