Labour’s Northern Ireland spokesman, Ivan Lewis: until now, Labour has been less than enthusiastic about the new powers, consistently raising questions about Northern Ireland’s ability to replace the lost tax income

Legislation to cut Northern Ireland’s corporation tax rate will be supported by the Labour Party, which guarantees that it will become law before the(...)

Alan Kelly:  a more realistic time frame was that the commission would be  operational ahead of the next European and local elections, in 2019. Photograph: : Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has committed to establish an independent electoral commission during its term of office.However, Minister for the Environment Alan Ke(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: he emphasised that the Government’s decision would be based on wider considerations than the price. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

  There are strong indications that the Government will not sell the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to International Consolidat(...)

Anne Ferris: she had spoke about how she had just met her sister last summer after the two had been placed for adoption when they were children

Minister for Children Dr James Reilly has made a last-minute change to the terms of reference of the mother and baby homes inquiry after it was disc(...)

Eamon Devoy, the general secretary  of the TEEU  who signed the agreement with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices, said that it was important for workers to be retrained to meet the demands of new technologies. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

An Irish trade union has signed a historic agreement with one of America’s largest unions that will lead to training for Irish workers in additional s(...)

The PSNI appears to be at fault for the error which led to the suspension of an inquest into the 2003 alleged murder by the IRA of Armagh man Gareth O’Connor, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has told the House of Commons. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

The PSNI appears to be at fault for the error which led to the suspension of an inquest into the 2003 alleged murder by the IRA of Armagh man Gareth O(...)

Sinn Féin’s plans to abolish water charges and the property tax would cost the Irish taxpayer €  1.3 billion according to Labour Party leader Joan Burton.

Sinn Féin’s plans to abolish water charges and the property tax would cost the Irish taxpayer € 1.3 billion according to Labour Party leader Joan Burt(...)

IAG is likely to decide to “Free Willie” and let its Irish chief executive Willie Walsh loose to lay out exactly what he intends.

Battle is joined. The decision of the Aer Lingus board to recommend that its shareholders accept the bid from IAG, subject to certain conditions, mean(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe will brief Cabinet colleagues on Tuesday in respect of the takeover bid. Photograph: The Irish Times

Any proposal by the Government to sell the state’s 25 per cent share in Aer Lingus will have to be approved by the Dáil. Labour sources have indicated(...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry has denied that a note he sent to Taoiseach Enda Kenny about reappointing his former PR adviser to the National Transport Authority was sexist and reflected cronyism. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Independent TD for Tipperary Michael Lowry has denied a handwritten note he sent to Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil last week reflected cronyism (...)