Tánaiste Joan Burton:  were Sinn Féin “in government, would they constantly have to be walking out on themselves?” Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has questioned Sinn Féin’s suitability to participate in the next government, accusing them of repeatedly disrupting Dáil busines(...)

The Coalition parties, led by Joan Burton and Enda Kenny, still remain confident this Government will see out its full term in office. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The Coalition parties still remain confident this Government will see out its full term in office. Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Fine Gael parliamenta(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has suspended the Dáil following a row between Sinn Féinn and Tánaiste Joan Burton. 4:36

The Dáil was suspended three times amid a row between Sinn Féin TDs, the Government and Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett. The House was initially suspend(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says upcoming teachers’ strike over Junior Cycle reform is ‘disappointing and disporportionate’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Next Tuesday’s planned strike by second-level teachers over junior cycle reform has been described as “disappointing and disproportionate’’ by Ministe(...)

President of the Palestinian Authority  Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) shakes hands with   South African president Jacob Zuma yesterday in Pretoria, South Africa.  The European Parliament will vote on a resolution to recognise the state of Palestine at its plenary session next month.  Photograph: Thaer Ganaim/PPO via Getty Images

The European Parliament will vote on a resolution to recognise the state of Palestine at its plenary session next month, after a vote scheduled for to(...)

Nine of the so-called ‘Hooded Men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams TD has called on the Government to make a decision quickly on reopening a long-standing case involving alleged human rig(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams who clashed in the Dáil  over allegations about the participation of Sinn Féin members in a protest in Limerick. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has strongly denied a claim by the Taoiseach that party members engaged in insulting behaviour in Limerick on Monday nig(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said that “tens of thousands’’ of undocumented Irish in the US could benefit from president Barack Obama’s immigration reform. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said that “tens of thousands’’ of undocumented Irish in the US could benefit from president Barack O(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly at the announcement of the social housing strategy 2020 at Custom House in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government has committed to spending €3.8 billion to build and refurbish 35,000 social housing units over the next five years. The Coalitio(...)

Ted Nealon:  Taoiseach Enda Kenny said of him: “In every role he gave of his best, not alone as an exemplary public servant, but as an exemplary, compassionate and dignified human being”

The late Ted Nealon had a “unique political brain of enormous capacity”, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. In a tribute to the former Fine G(...)