Joan Burton: ‘We have had a managed process of recovery in this economy’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said there is relief that what is happening in Greece had not happened to Irish people. “We have had a managed process of rec(...)

A Garda and Army convoy escorts Michael McKevitt  from the Special Criminal Court in Dublin, following a court appearance in 2003. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Five TDs have complained about the conditions in which jailed Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt is being held, and have expressed their “deep concern” (...)

Photograph from February 2008 of Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The family of jailed dissident republican leader Michael McKevitt has received the support of five TDs, including former Fianna Fáil minister Éamon Ó (...)

Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch: hospital is ‘actively recruiting nursing staff’. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are difficulties in staffing the new inpatient cystic fibrosis unit in Cork University Hospital, Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch (...)

Patricia Doherty special needs assistant, with Cian Corrigan and his mother Niamh, at the ABC Club preschool in Dunboyne, Co Meath. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Officials charged with overseeing the provision of special needs assistants (SNAs) to children with learning disabilities have clashed over who is res(...)

Patrick Hopkins of the Charities Regulatory Authority told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice  he believes the salary and bonuses of charity chief executives should be highlighted.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The body charged with regulating charities has no power to force them to disclose the salaries of their chief executives, its chairman designate has t(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has indicated that action may be taken against the banks in the budget if they fail to reduce variable mortgage interest rates.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has indicated that action may be taken against the banks in the budget if they fail to reduce variable mortgage interest rates. (...)

The Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Dublin City Council

Following last year’s local elections, Sinn Féin was the largest party on the city council, with 16 of the 63 seats. They had a healthy margin ahead o(...)

Críona Ní Dhálaigh, the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Sinn Féin website

A Sinn Féin councillor has taken office as Lord Mayor of Dublin for the first time, putting the party centre stage for the capital’s 1916 commemoratio(...)

Michael Noonan was also asked about staff shortages within the unit of the Central Bank that supervised the insurance sector. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Just more than €1 billion of taxable income was sheltered from tax through the use of various property reliefs, Minister for Finance Michael Noona(...)