Rents in Dublin are higher than in many European capitals. And the Dáil just wrings its hands.

You can’t afford to go to law in Ireland even with a good case? Too bad. Your neighbour pays for vital health tests, while you must wait months and po(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny said discussions were underway between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to reach agreement on the formation of a government, while also consulting Independent members

There were further sharp exchanges in the Dáil on Wednesday morning as the Government and Fianna Fáil rejected a demand for a vote on a motion abolish(...)

Newly elected Cork North Central TD Mick Barry has been replaced on Cork City Council. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Newly elected Cork North Central TD Mick Barry has been replaced on Cork City Council when councillors voted overwhelmingly for the AAA/ People Before(...)

The Fine Gael-Labour cabinet meets shortly after the 2011 election: “In 2011, the formation of a new government was urgent and crisis-driven . . . But the current, unprecedented delay in forming a government is due not just to the absence of a crisis.” Photograph: Maxwells

Within a week, five years ago, Labour and Fine Gael had agreed a programme and structure for the last coalition government. So why has the 32nd Dáil b(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Mattie McGrath TD, at the Liam Lynch Commemoration at Newcastle , Co Tipperary on April 10th. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Many of the mistakes of the past, including the “Irish Water fiasco” can be blamed on the arrogance of a majority government, Fianna Fáil leader Miche(...)

Green Party TD Catherine Martin: “Now is the time when members should step up and speak up for the people who elected you.”

Newly elected Green Party TD Catherine Martin delivered a strong maiden speech in the Dáil on Thursday in which she urged the two main parties, Fine G(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Belfast West – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

Sinn Féin got its election posters up early here to demonstrate it is very serious about holding its five seats in this six-seater constituency. Af(...)

Mick Barry was elected to the Dáil as a Cork North Central constituency TD in February when he ran on the AAA-PBP platform. File photograph: Antiausterityalliance.ie

The current legislation governing the filling of vacancies on local authorities needs to be amended to cover a situation that has arisen in Cork cause(...)

Buyers pictured in the yard of Peter Kingston’s farm in Nohoval, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A Co Cork farmer has vowed to fight on as his prize herd of more than 1,000 cows and calves was sold off, after ACC Loan Management obtained judgment (...)

 Denis Naughten: said progress must be made  before non-party deputies show their hands for either Enda Kenny or Micheál Martin. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

An Independent TD being courted by both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil has said the two parties must reach agreement on how a minority government can work,(...)