A garda outside the Regency Airport Hotel over the weekend, after the shooting of David Byrne on February 5th. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In the wake of the fatal shooting at the Regency Hotel, the criminal links of the young man shot dead and those who targeted him have focused attentio(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: described Tánaiste Joan Burton in Latin as primus inter pares or first among equals when asked about the future of the party post-election if the leader stood down. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Communications Alex White has deflected questions about the Labour Party leadership as controversy over gaffe-prone Minister for Environ(...)

On your bike:   Kevin Humphreys and Alex White during the launch of Labour’s policy on green jobs. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Half of a €1 billion green infrastructure fund to create 13,000 jobs will come from the sale of State shares in AIB, the Labour party has proposed. (...)

Fine Gael and Labour have mixed fortunes in the three latest opinion polls with one Sunday newspaper predicting an increased likelihood of a hung Dáil, while another shows increased support for the largest party. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael and Labour have mixed fortunes in the three latest opinion polls with one Sunday newspaper predicting an increased likelihood of a hung Dáil(...)

Catherine Murphy, Roisin Shorthall and Stephen Donnolly during the launch of the Social Democrats election campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Abolishing water charges and cutting insurance and energy costs could be done with virtually no exchequer cost, according to the Social Democrats. La(...)

Labour Seanad leader Ivana Bacik described retiring Senator Feargal Quinn as “a model for us in terms of his activity and immense contribution to the Seanad over those years”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Seanad adjourned indefinitely after tributes were paid to retiring Senators and voters were praised for retaining the Upper House in the referend(...)

Former Labour Party leaders (from left) Ruairí Quinn (led party from 1997 to 2002), Eamon Gilmore (2007-2014) and Pat Rabbitte (2002-2007): None are seeking re-election in 2016. File photographs: The Irish Times

Nineteen TDs from the 31st Dáil, including several former ministers, have announced they will not stand for re-election later this month. Two Senator(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin where they signed the dissolution of the 31st Dail. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has left Áras An Uachtaráin and arrived arrived back at Government Buildings after President Michael D Higgins dissolved the 31st(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Labour leader and tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the first Cabinet meeting of the 31st Dáil on March 9th, 2011. Photograph: PA

Fine Gael and Labour went into coalition on March 9th, 2011, with a massive majority and leave office with just a very large one. Their 30-seat surpl(...)

Minister For Health Leo Varadkar: said it appeared some girls first suffered symptoms at about the time they received the vaccine, and understandably some parents had connected it to their daughters’ condition. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Teenage girls who believe the ill-health they are suffering is because of the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer should be treated based on their sy(...)