A protester blocking the exit is pushed aside as the Taoiseach’s car leaves the Mansion House, in Dublin. Photograph; Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Opposition to waters charges continued today outside the Mansion House in Dublin where demonstrators mounted a protest as Taoiseach Enda Kenny atte(...)

File photograph of Jillian Godsil pictured leaving the Four Courts after a hearing in the High Court. Photograph: Collins

A woman whose legal challenge prompted the Government to introduce legislation allowing undischarged bankrupts to run for European and Dáil elections (...)

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A video published last night to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising has been criticised for not including any mention of the uprising or o(...)

A senior Labour Party minister has said he has doubts over whether the Economic Management Council (EMC), the four member committee which sets econom(...)

Spare the whip

The need to rebalance power between Parliament and the Executive has been recognised by politicians and academics for decades, but no government has b(...)

Eoghan Murphy pictured during canvassing in Dublin in 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy has said he and his backbench colleagues had suffered “a little bit of Stockholm Syndrome” in their handling of the Irish (...)

Michael McGrath: “We must be clearer, better at communicating and we must have very distinct points of difference between us and the other parties”

A senior Fianna Fáil TD has warned the party must take more distinctive policy positions to stand out from its rivals if it is to improve on its curr(...)

“I kind of do the work as opposed to saying what I want to be.” Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice, visiting the Learning for Life centre in Esker Hill, Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘She does ‘mumsy’ well”, murmurs an observer, watching the local TD and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, drive off after declari(...)

‘Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is well aware that a tax on rezoned land profits, introduced after one of the biggest property crashes in global history, was not going to generate revenue in the short term’. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the most despicable aspects of the Celtic Tiger era was the enormous amount of money made from bad planning decisions, driven by the highly pol(...)

Olivia Mitchell:  “I think as an island country cut off from the rest of Europe, it’s a good thing that we have a certain amount of immigration.

A veteran Fine Gael TD has said immigration has been good for Ireland as the country needed to “expand our gene pool” . Olivia Mitchell claimed immigr(...)