Hillary Clinton: her aide Sidney Blumenthal questioned the Tory leader’s talks on an election pact with the UUP and questioned whether he supported the February 2010 power-sharing deal in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

David Cameron was accused of “threatening recklessly to destroy a generation of work” by a close adviser to Hillary Clinton when he met union(...)

The then Labour leader (L) Eamon Gilmore, (C) Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny, and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin during a debate on RTÉ’s Frontline programme ahead of the 2011 general election. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil has taken issue with proposals for political debates put forward by some broadcasters for the forthcoming general election campai(...)

Somaia Halawa with a postcard of her brother Ibrahim Halawa to launch a camaign to free him at Buswells Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A postcard campaign was announced in Dublin on Monday to highlight the ongoing plight of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa held in a Cairo priso(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on finance Pearse Doherty. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tensions within the Oireachtas banking inquiry are growing as the deadline to complete its work nears. Members met yesterday to examine th(...)

Pearse Doherty: called for remaining ReBo cash to be used for community investments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 90 per cent of the €250 million in State cash set aside to help restructure the credit union sector will be returned to the exchequer(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. A spokesman for the Minister confirmed early signature of the legislation on rent was being sought by the President. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins is to be asked to fast-track the new rent measures to avoid landlords increasing rent. The proposals, which in(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Government was prepared to send additional Irish troops to Mali to relieve French soldiers who may be sent to fight Islamic State. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

A majority of Irish voters believe the Government should respond positively to the request by France for security assistance after the Paris(...)

Colombia Three member Jim Monaghan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A night of “celebration and remembrance” has been held for veteran Republican Jim Monaghan, one of the “Colombia Three”. Mary Lou McDonal(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said he was “pro-life” and against abortion on demand. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A consensus is emerging in Fine Gael that the unborn should maintain a constitutional protection in any review of abortion legislation. The (...)

The on-again, off-again Anglo-Irish affair known as the peace process was going through one of its more tempestuous phases yesterday. The we(...)