Richard Boyd Barrett: “Israel is a terrorist state. The people of Gaza are victims of a terrorist state.” Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

About 3,000 people protested in Dublin at the weekend against Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, as demonstrations also took place in Cork, Limerick, Galw(...)

Dead horses lie covered up  after an IRA bomb exploded as the Household Cavalry was passing in Hyde Park, London in 1982. File Photograph: PA Wire

Former British prime minister Tony Blair could be called before a parliamentary inquiry to explain a secret deal he made with Sinn Féin to assure repu(...)

President Higgins with the newly appointed Ministers at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin, after yesterday’s reshuffle. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton yesterday confirmed the Government would set up a commission on low pay.The commission was a Labour proposal discussed by Ms Bur(...)

Fans of singer Garth Brooks took the streets of Dublin today in protest against the cancellation of concerts at Croke Park. Photograph: Steven Mangan

Ticketmaster has delayed refunds for Garth Brooks tickets until next Thursday as negotiations continue for the concerts to go ahead in two weeks. (...)

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has stressed his opposition to assisted dying as one of his predecessors announced he has changed his mind and will now support the right of terminally ill patients to seek help to end their lives. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has stressed his opposition to assisted dying as one of his predecessors announced he has changed his mind a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton  after their first joint press conference yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Less than an hour after Joan Burton became Labour Party leader last Friday week, negotiations on the future shape of Government kicked into action.Wi(...)

The prolonged, almost theatrical tease that the Cabinet reshuffle had become, as Taoiseach and Tánaiste deliberated day after day over their new team,(...)

Twin peaks: Poolbeg, photographed from the air. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It was bound to happen, sooner or later. Four years after the Poolbeg power station in Dublin Bay was closed, the ESB has said it will decide by the e(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: as a doctor, he  says he understands “the medicine and politics” of his new portfolio. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said one of the main challenges in his new job will be bringing budgets into line, but added he will not be able(...)

Alex White: with his appointment, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources remains in Labour hands

With the appointment of Alex White as its new Minister, the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources remains in Labour hands. (...)