Karen Buckley’s parents, John and Marian Buckley, at a press conference held by Police Scotland on Wednesday.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has expressed her sympathy to the family and friends of Co Cork student Karen Buckley. Scottish police discovered human remains (...)

Gerry Adams: events in Washington and New York lined up. Photograph: Getty Images

A number of Sinn Féin figures are travelling to the United States over the next week for a round of St Patrick’s Day fundraising, as well as participa(...)

Coalition: Sources indicate there has been a definite change of attitude among some in Fine Gael since IAG chief executive Willie Walsh engaged in a round of publicity last week. Photograph: PA 2:13

A growing number of Fine Gael TDs and Ministers say the Coalition should seriously consider selling the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus. Some backb(...)

Minister of State Sean Sherlock said  upgrading the N20 road to a motorway was needed to ensure Cork and Limerick continued to grow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The upgrading of the main Cork to Limerick road to a motorway is essential for balanced regional development as a counter to Dublin and the east coas(...)

Former minister Ned O’Keeffe has been fined €3,500 and given a suspended seven month jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to five counts of submitting false invoicesNed O’Keeffe Fianna Fail

Former Minister of State, Ned O’Keeffe has been fined €3,500 and given a suspended seven month jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to five counts of(...)

Labour TD for Dublin South and Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White (centre) who confirmed he will contest the leadership of the Labour Party at a press briefing on the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin today. Photograph: Collins 2:25

Minister of State Alex White has joined Joan Burton in the race to be the next leader of the Labour Party. Mr White, a Dublin South TD, said Labour ha(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

With 50 per cent of boxes opened, Aindrias Moynihan (FF) was leading the poll with 1,704 votes this morning in Blarney Macroom. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With 50 per cent of boxes opened, Aindrias Moynihan (FF) was leading the poll with 1,704 votes this morning in Blarney Macroom. Des O’Grady (SF) was i(...)

Enda Kenny:   Moya Prunty (Kildare South) said referendums had been lost before and the world had not ended. She said the Taoiseach was doing a fine job. Photograph: Alan Betson

Delegates to the Fine Gael conference were in an upbeat mood and largely happy with the performance of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the party’s Ministers.(...)

TDs and Senators run up €1,500 bar tab on ‘Lapgate’ night

TDs and Senators took full advantage of the Dáil bar’s liberal opening hours during the all-night debate on the abortion legislation, running up a bar(...)