Taking off at Ireland West Airport Knock, in Co Mayo. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is coming under renewed pressure within his own party over the future of Ireland West Airport Knock in his home constituency of (...)

 Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Candidates in the European elections last May spent almost €3 million in their campaigns, according to a report published by the Standards in Public (...)

Party think-ins and Cabinet deliberations in reality represent aspects of micro- and macro-management. Both are useful approaches but are not always i(...)

Tom Hartnett from Co Cork making his point at an Age Action Q&A forum at the Aisling Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Many older people are struggling to afford to heat their homes and pay for medical care, a public meeting in Dublin has heard. Around 200 people atten(...)

Greyhound workers have been locked out of the company depots in west Dublin since mid-June in a dispute over pay cuts and redundacy terms. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Members of Dublin City Council are set to object to the renewal of the authority’s contract with Greyhound Recycling, when it comes up for renewal in (...)

The director of Social Justice Ireland Fr Seán Healy:   published the result of a study of six possible changes in  Budget 2015.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Coalition’s two economic Ministers will this week open negotiations with Government colleagues on departmental spending ahead of next month’s b(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton says the planned supplement will improve income for working families on low wages. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government is planning to introduce a “return- to-work dividend” in next month’s budget, aimed at improving incomes for families who move from we(...)

James Doorley, assistant director of the National Youth Council of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of young people not registered to vote has increased in the past five years to almost one in three, according to a new poll.The Red C poll(...)

Leo Varadkar: his department warned it could not operate the public health system safely if further  cuts were imposed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said a controversial menu of health cuts submitted to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform represented(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael think-in at Fota, Cork. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Fine Gael TDs and senators were “almost unanimous” at their parliamentary party think-in that the Universal Social Charge (USC) should be abolished. (...)