The membership of the Expert Advisory Council undermines its independence, a report from  Client Earth has found.

The Government’s climate change legislation will fail to achieve its goals unless major weaknesses in the Bill are addressed, a report by an(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Fine Gael’s executive council has added Mr Bruton to the party’s general election ticket for Dublin Bay North, after his failure to win a nomination at the selection convention. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s executive council has added Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton to the party’s general election ticket for Dublin Bay North af(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton became collateral damage in a row between the local organisation and party headquarters on Thursday over a gender quota directive. Photograph: The Irish Times

If the level of political embarrassment was colour-graded, Fine Gael would be scarlet after its shambolic convention in Dublin Bay North on Thursday n(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has launched the new site, lobbying.ie. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Thousands of companies and organisations will be required to declare on the new online register of lobbying which has been launched by Minister for Pu(...)

A ruling by Europe’s highest court upholding a lifetime ban in some circumstances on gay men giving blood donations will have no impact on the ongoin(...)

Michael Noonan is usually more Morecambe to Brendan Howlin’s Wise. But the days when Fine Gael’s finance spokesman used to electrify the Dáil with witty banter are long gone. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has hit on an amazing new strategy for winning the election. Step one is to build up expectations for months about a mega new announcem(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s party has no female TD and no TD in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The most significant speech of Micheál Martin’s leadership of Fianna Fáil was a low-key affair before a small crowd in the Tipperary village of Ragg o(...)

Ibrahim Halawa  was one of 493 people arrested for their alleged role in violence during protests  on August 16th and 17th, 2013, in the Ramisis area of central Cairo in Egypt.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he has been in regular contact with his Egyptian counterpart to argue the case for the release (...)

The Labour Party leader says that home ownership being available to young people is a “valuable” part of Irish society.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she might favour a return to a situation where county councils acted as low-cost mortgage providers for some househol(...)

 Charles Haughey: “wanted to get in on the action”. Photograph: Colman Doyle

Fianna Fáil had a formidable (and, at times, notorious) fundraising operation since Taca was set up in the 1960s. Most of the funds it raised were in (...)