The Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Dublin City Council

Following last year’s local elections, Sinn Féin was the largest party on the city council, with 16 of the 63 seats. They had a healthy margin ahead o(...)

Críona Ní Dhálaigh, the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Photograph: Sinn Féin website

A Sinn Féin councillor has taken office as Lord Mayor of Dublin for the first time, putting the party centre stage for the capital’s 1916 commemoratio(...)

Clerys department store on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have voted to prevent Clerys department store from being used for offices or a hotel. Clerys was sold by Boston-based Gordon (...)

Eoghan Plunkett with his sister Siobhán and mother Mary Plunkett nee MacCarthy

Eoghan Plunkett is Republican royalty, if one can forgive the obvious contradiction in terms. His uncle was Joseph Mary Plunkett, a signatory of th(...)

Labour Party leader Joan Burton. Separate opinion polls have suggested a fall in support for her party.

Labour Party support has shown a decline in separate political opinion polls published on Sunday. According to a Millward Brown poll for the Sunday I(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves the EU Council headquarters after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels on Friday, June 26th. Photograph:  Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

Here is a tale of two economies: Ireland and Greece. One can raise money at interest not far above 1.5 per cent from borrowers; the other remains lock(...)

 Joan Burton: The Labour Party is fully committed to UHI, though not at any cost. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has criticised some of the models put forward for universal health insurance (UHI)as potentially very expensive. Ms Burton was sp(...)

Richard Desmond: “Everybody has ethics, I’m sure Adolf Hitler had ethics. It’s about what you think is right.” Photograph: Peter Maciarmid/Getty Images

The Irish Times is being escorted to the top floor of the Northern & Shell office building in London by a hefty young man who says he “looks after(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has accused the Syriza-led Greek government of spending more time “lecturing” the rest of Europe than running its own economy. I(...)

“I have observed a palpable air of dissatisfaction with the lack of vision and leadership of Fianna Fáil”

Fianna Fáil has suffered another blow with the resignation of one of its most senior politicians on Cork County Council, current mayor of County Cork (...)