Announcing planned cap of student fee at €2,500 by the end of 2017, Labour leader Joan Burton said ‘we will certainly try to improve the situation for students’. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Labour would increase the minimum wage from €9.15 to €11.30 on a phased basis over the lifetime of the next Government if returned to power, Tánaiste (...)

 Broken glass on the front door of the home of   Eddie Hutch snr on Poplar Row on Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The Labour Party has said Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin should be brought in to act as a mediator between “mafia-type gangsters” following the lat(...)

A garda outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin following the fatal shooting of David Byrne there last week.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to clarify if weapons used in an attack at Dublin’s Regency Hotel last Friday were pr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has provided a breakdown of the additional 10,000 gardaí, teachers, doctors, nurses and other frontline staff Fine Gael is promising by 2021. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has provided a breakdown of the additional 10,000 gardaí, teachers, doctors, nurses and other frontline staff Fine Gael is promis(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed the second Special Criminal Court will open on April 4th and condemned the shooting in the Regen(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.  Gerry Adams described his reported comments as ‘stupid’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Opposition rounded on Minister for Health Leo Varadkar after he reportedly said more beds and resources could lead to less productivity in some ho(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD during a launch of a new billboard. File photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said the Special Criminal Court does not work and witnesses can be protected from intimidation without recourse to so(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has announced plans to abolish USC by 2020 as part of the party’s long term economic plan, at Fine Gael Media HQ , in CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Universal Social Charge (USC) is “easily the most hated tax in the country” and Fine Gael wants to abolish it because “the emergency is over”, acc(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin meets former Minister Martin Cullen while canvassing in Waterford on Thursday: he urged “a strong note of caution” in the Irish general election campaign. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has urged a “strong note of caution” about opinion polls after his party recorded an increase in support in the lat(...)

Gerry Adams canvassing in Finglas, Dublin, with Dessie Ellis and Cathleen Carney Boud. Photograph: Dave Meehan

“Where’s your mammy?” Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams asks party candidate Cllr Paul Donnelly as he enters the organisation’s crowded office in Mulhuddar(...)