Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: he emphasised that the Government’s decision would be based on wider considerations than the price. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

  There are strong indications that the Government will not sell the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Consolidat(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe will brief Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday in respect of the takeover bid. Photograph: The Irish Times

Any proposal by the Government to sell the state’s 25 per cent share in Aer Lingus will have to be approved by the Dáil. Labour sources have indicated(...)

The Dail Chamber.  TDs  will always expect to receive or make phone calls of a highly or sensitive nature.

There are sound historic reasons why a TD should not be arrested when travelling to and from Leinster House. The rule was forged when the heat of the (...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured at the French Residency with Ambassador Jean-Pierre Thébault after he signed the book of condolences. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The French Ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault has thanked the Irish people for their support and messages of solidarity following the attacks (...)

Gemma O’Doherty pictured leaving the Four Courts after she settled her High Court action against Independent News papers. Photograph: Courts Collins

Journalist Gemma O’Doherty has settled her High Court defamation action against her former employers Independent Newspapers on terms including an apol(...)

Cow’s Lane in Dublin’s Temple Bar where the body of a man in his fifities was found on Friday. Image: Google Street view

A Garda investigation has begun after the body of a man was found on the street in the Temple Bar area of Dublin’s south inner city.Emergency services(...)

The Dáil agreed  to officially recognise
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 the state of Palestine and the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

A main signatory of the Israeli petition calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state said Europeans should consider admitting Palestine and Isr(...)

 Protesters at the anti-water charges rally at Merrion Square, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of uniformed gardaí and their colleagues from the Public Order Unit locked down Dáil Éireann and Government Buildings in Dublin city on Wedne(...)

Sinn Féin ruled out going into coalition with Fianna Fáil after the next election, saying the electorate wanted a break with the past.

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have rejected suggestions they are ready to go into coalition with each other following the next general election, with both(...)

 Brendan Ogle (centre) with (from left) Demeeko Williams, Shamayim Harris, Makita Taylor, and Justin Wedes, of Detroit Water Brigade , at the Right2Water press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Opposition to water charges took on fresh cultural and international dimensions at the weekend as US campaigners and trad musicians joined the fray.In(...)