Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The cover of the Budget 2016 document unveiled by the Government is illustrated with a silhouetted woman in office garb, carrying a baby in one arm an(...)

The Doctor Dr William Behan Local GP representative As a representative of GPs in Drimnagh, dealing with the HSE for the last ten years, Dr Behan i(...)


In early 2007, then-taoiseach Bertie Ahern stood up at a Fianna Fáil ardfheis and read out what was essentially his party’s economic manifesto for the(...)

Tánaiste  Joan Burton and Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Try as it might, Fianna Fáil was getting little traction for its comparisons between Enda Kenny and Gordon Brown last week as the prospect of a Novemb(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny sees “no reason” to change his  mind on spring election date. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has caused surprise among his Fine Gael colleagues after stating it is his intention to hold an election in spring 2016. After si(...)

Fire officers at the scene of the tragedy at the halting site at Glenamuck road , Carrickmines, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in whose area 10 Travellers lost their lives on overcrowded halting site at the weekend, is one of 15 local aut(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton pictured last week.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the general election will be in the Spring of 2016 and insisted he sees no reason to change his mind. Mr Kenny said his (...)

The blue cotton military-style shirt with epaulettes and breast pockets and embroidered shield-shaped Fine Gael badge stitched to the left breast will be auctioned on October 17th

It’s one of the best-known uniforms in Irish political history but the real thing is very rare. An actual shirt and belt of the Army Comrades’ Associa(...)

Italian Airforce planes mark Republic Day in Rome. There is a strong case to be made for such a public holiday here. Getty

Ryan Tubridy is not happy with our governors. On his RTÉ Radio 1 show last week, Tubridy criticised the Cabinet’s rejection of a proposal from the Oir(...)

Gerry Adams: The responses point to the continued isolation of Sinn Féin from the political mainstream. Photograph: The Irish Times

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker famously said some years ago that mainstream politicians know what to do but just don’t know how to (...)