Minister for Employment Ged Nash announced the setting up of a new low pay commission earlier this week. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

A forum on the living wage is to be set up in the summer, Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash has announced.He said it would includ(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said the Labour Party leader helped negotiate the programme for Government.  File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused Tánaiste Joan Burton of being the “architect of austerity” at a gathering on Saturday. Mr Adams s(...)

A group of peaceful protestors at the Labour Party conference in Killarney. 0:49

A small group of breakaway anti-water charges protestors attempted to breach the barriers at the Labour Party conference in Killarney this afternoon i(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Tanaiste Joan Burton at the Labour Party conference at Killarney on Saturday morning . Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times 3:01

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said he is not ruling out introducing legislation to deal with the high cost of rental accommodation.“We n(...)

John Kellegher from Cork North Central seen among a crowd at the Labour Party conference in Killarney on Friday, where Labour Women called for the appeal of the eighth amendment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.  2:02

Labour delegates called for a constitutional referendum repealing the eighth amendment providing for the equal right to life of the mother and the unb(...)

Children at play in St  John the Evangelist National School, Adamstown, Co Dublin. More than 90% of pupils in the school in the 2013- 14 school year were of immigrant origin. Photograph: The Irish Times

Imagine a place where there were no private schools, no waiting lists, no demands for baptism certs; a place where all children – irrespective of fait(...)

Labour TD Arthur Spring has told the party’s conference that Labour brought Fine Gael with it on many issues. File  photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Labour has brought Fine Gael with it on many issues, Kerry Labour TD Arthur Spring told the party’s conference in Killarney.He said Labour had introdu(...)

 Tanaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton addresses her party’s  conference at Killarney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Labour Party will speed up the process of getting the benefits of the recovery to every family in the country during its final year in office, acc(...)

Minister for the Environment and deputy leader Alan Kelly says Labour will run as an independent party at the next general election, with its own policies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times 3:01

Labour is very different from Fine Gael, Minister for the Environment and deputy leader Alan Kelly has said. “I would not like to have seen a g(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: ‘We did it in a very different way from the Greeks . . . But we got spectacular success.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

As the pre-election demands from Syriza ran into European realpolitik in recent weeks, those in the Coalition have exuded a degree of satisfaction.(...)