Independent Kerry TD Danny  Healy Rae (right) with his brother Michael. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Independent Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae has said he does not agree with all the talk about climate change because only God controls the weather. “God a(...)

Proposals for public sector pay set to be enacted by a Fine Gael-led minority government have met with a mixed reaction from unions. File photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has welcomed a commitment to increasing the number of gardaí to 15,000 and called on the next government to(...)

Pay, don’t pay. Either way, the taxpayer always pays in the end.

The contentious issue of Irish Water has been completely resolved and everything is grand now, right? If by “completely resolved”, you mean completely(...)

Irish households will have to pay water charges bills until the commission on Irish Water is set up and non-payers will be pursued, a Fine Gael TD has said.

Irish households will have to pay water charges bills until the commission on Irish Water is set up and non-payers will be pursued, a Fine Gael TD has(...)

General secretary of the INMO, Liam Doran, said if anyone needed to spend weeks and weeks in talks to conclude the health service needed multi-year funding, “they have not been living on planet Earth”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The new agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil on how the country will be governed is “minimalist and completely inadequate” in relation to its p(...)

‘It’s still skating on thin ice because I never want to go back there again, and I guard against it’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Olivia O’Leary has spoken about her heavy drinking and feelings of helplessness in her 20s after revealing her struggles with depression on Tuesday. (...)

Micheal Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Of course, the document on the deal between the two parties contains the usual “motherhood and apple pie” which Irish government agreements can never avoid.

The deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will, we must presume, provide the key details of the next government’s programme. This could change a bit(...)

In his statement in September 2012 Brendan Howlin said the annual value in allowances that would not be paid to new beneficiaries was in the region of €475million. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Much of the controversy over recent weeks about low pay for new teachers, gardaí has stemmed in effect from a Government decision in September 2012 to(...)

Mr Inappropriate. Photograph: Thinkstock

When God rested and made men, she must never have envisaged something called dress-down Friday. Because if she had, she would never have made men lik(...)

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin have received unanimous backing from their parliamentary parties for the deal to allow Fianna Fáil facilitate a Fine Gael-led minority government. Maxpix/Julien Behal

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have published their historic agreement on how the State will be governed for the next three years, with each party making (...)