British prime minister David Cameron greets Taoiseach Enda Kenny outside 10 Downing street on Thursday for a bilateral meeting. Photograph: EPA

The Government’s strong view is that Britain must remain a central part of the European Union, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the British prime minister. T(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny is greeted by British Prime Minister David Cameron  on the steps of 10 Downing Street  ahead of their meeting. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been meeting British prime minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street for the first formal bilateral meeting since the Conse(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny (left) with British prime minister David Cameron during  a press conference at 10 Downing Street in London. Mr Kenny expressed surprise and disappointment at the tone of the article written by the New York Times on the Berkeley tragedy that portrayed Irish students on J1 visas in the United States in a negative light. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed surprise and disappointment at the tone of the article written by the New York Times on the Berkeley tragedy that p(...)

Michael Noonan: “My great regret that Greece, which was on the cusp of recovery at the start of 2015, has now gone back into recession”

Political Correspondent Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the time frame for preventing a Greek default has become “incredibly tight”, with(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has accepted an invitation to attend a commemorative banquet to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has accepted an invitation to attend a commemorative banquet to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Mr Kenny’s(...)

Every address in the State will be allocated a unique seven-digit code.

The new postal location code system will be launched in early July when 2.2 million homes and businesses in the State will be assigned individual c(...)

The late Brian Lenihan, who died in 2011, is featured in the first of the RTÉ Legacy series. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A documentary about the life and political career of the late Brian Lenihan jnr discloses the difficult relationship he had with Bertie Ahern and the (...)

Party central: Catherine Murphy, the Kildare North TD, hopes to fight the general election as part of a new Irish political party. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Another new political party? I thought Renua Ireland had captured that space No, it’s not Renua. It has emerged this week that three Independent TDs a(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath wrote earlier this week to banking inquiry chairman Ciarán Lynch contending that Denis O’Brien should appear as a witness.

The Banking Inquiry will discuss a suggestion on Tuesday that businessman Denis O’Brien be called as a witness before the summer recess. The idea came(...)

Róisín Shortall said they had received queries from prospective members of the party, which will style itself as centre-left. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Four Independent parliamentarians involved in forming a new party have accelerated their work in the wake of their plans being made public. TDs Ca(...)