Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan spoke about the plight of undocumented Irish in the US. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said the plight of undocumented Irish in the US is “not just a St Patrick’s Day issue”. Along with T(...)

President Michael D Higgins has called on European leaders to make the case to their electorates for the protection of asylum seekers as the global migration crisis worsens.

President Michael D Higgins has called on European leaders to make the case to their electorates for the protection of asylum seekers as the global mi(...)

Staff and students with Gardaí outside Leinster College language school in Harcourt St, Dublin, which closed its doors in 2014. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said she expects more English language schools in Ireland to close as reform of the sector continues. The La(...)

Michael Conaghan: “The council is where you get local things done: parks, swimming pools and so on. The Dáil compared to that is very disappointing.”

A Dublin-based Labour backbencher has said he will not attempt to contest the upcoming general election. Dublin South Central TD Michael Conaghan (70(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said the Government was keeping ‘a very close watch’ on events in Greece. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Government statement said the Economic Management Council (EMC) met on Monday evening to discuss “developments in Greece and across the euro zone”. (...)

The former secretary general of the Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff has resumed his evidence to the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Wednesday.

Former general secretary of the Department of Finance Kevin Cardiff said he would have liked “more notice” from Central Bank of Ireland Governor Patri(...)

The Department of Finance’s chief economist John McCarthy has told the banking inquiry he could have counted the number of economists working in the Department’s economic division when the crisis hit on one hand. Image: Oireachtas screen grab.

The 2005 announcement of a review of tax incentives in the property market came after “the horse had bolted”, the Department of Finance’s chief econom(...)

Minister Simon Coveney said previously the cow in Louth was most likely to have contracted the disease, if it proves to be the case, from contaminated feed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he expects to be able to reveal test results from a suspected case of BSE in Co Louth on Thursday of t(...)

‘Head of a Dominican Monk’ by Rubens from the Russborough House collection

The Government has welcomed the emergence of “white knights” willing to buy paintings from Russborough House that were due to be auctioned at Chris(...)

“I’ve options both inside and outside politics, and I’m keeping my options open,” Louth Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick has  said. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick has hinted he may contest the next general election under a different political banner. The Louth deputy and former cou(...)