Mary and Timmy Casey with grandchildren Jay and Britney, participating in a Travellers’ rights protest in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is to consider formally recognising Travellers as an ethnic group for the first time following a r(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly: fresh talks after Easter on pay for hospital consultants. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The announcement by Minister for Health James Reilly yesterday of fresh talks after Easter on pay for hospital consultants is the first indicat(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny clashed with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on Wednesday. Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has privately urged Fine Gael Ministers to maintain “cohesion” with their Labour counter(...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Three out of four households will still not be metered when water charges are introduced in October, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore ha(...)

David Drumm, former Anglo chief executive and Sean Fitzpatrick,  former chairman.

Part 1: September–December 2007 September 11th, 2007: Ardboyne HotelEarly aut(...)

The Easter break will provide something of a reprieve for the Government before campaigning begins in earnest for the local and European elections in five weeks. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

The Dáil and Seanad rise today for the Easter break, providing something of a reprieve for the Government before campaigning begins in earnest (...)

Squabbling over water

The introduction, or rather the reintroduction, of water charges was always going to be contentious. But the manner in which Minister for the E(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Government would continue to discuss over the next two weeks the issues outlined by Mr Hogan. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Householders are facing an average annual water charge of €240, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. He told the Dáil that th(...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore personally clashed at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting on efforts to secure agreement on water charg(...)

Based on the Tesco advert and distorting its slogan into ‘Every Little Hurts’, the Labour Party highlighted six cuts and charges that would be imposed on citizens if Fine Gael was in Government.

The row between the Coalition parties over water charges has served as a reminder to Labour of a pre-election stunt that has become a huge emba(...)

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