Eamonn Coughlan: The Seanad’s own former Olympic athlete sent his best wishes to soon-to-be octogenarian Ronnie Delany. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a sparsely attended session of Leaders’ Questions. But above in the offices of Government TDs, the photocopiers were working overtime. As the C(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who said there was a very high level of co-operation between the Garda and the PSNI. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Any attempt to injure or to murder somebody was “an attack on the State, it is an attack on democracy, and it is an attack on humanity”, said Taoisea(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said the Labour Party leader helped negotiate the programme for Government.  File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused Tánaiste Joan Burton of being the “architect of austerity” at a gathering on Saturday. Mr Adams s(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: the sight of him smirking and whispering to Frances Fitzgerald while the Opposition were asking serious questions deeply irritated them. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Leo Varadkar’s rather dispassionate approach is driving the Opposition mad. Dr Leo often sounds like those GPs who, having listened to a patient’s com(...)

Micheál Martin: “More people at risk of dying in our hospitals before the Government decides to get to grips with it”

The Government was accused by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin of having no sense of urgency about the increased risk of people dying in hospitals du(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has  defended the JobBridge internship scheme. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has hit back at critics of the JobBridge scheme. She said Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams “on his day off from his trampoline” had p(...)

Gerry Adams told the Dáil on Wednesday the total trolley patients figure of 479 included 40 in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in his Louth constituency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

There were 479 people “languishing on trolleys in hospital corridors’’ this morning, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said.He told the Dáil on Wednesday t(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: decision to axe Expressway routes ‘huge setback for citizens in rural Ireland’. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Mass movement was a popular theme on Tuesday. In the Dáil, Gerry Adams worried about the national bus system. Ruth Coppinger was outraged at the ja(...)

Micheál Martin: “It raises all sorts of questions about the level of enforcement.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has repeated claims that authorities on both sides of the Border may be turning a “certain blind eye” to fuel launde(...)

 Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan: Conceded that the Government never directly asked for debt write-down. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:54

Late on Friday night the Greeks came bearing gifts for Fine Gael. And for once there was little need to beware. For several years now, critics of the (...)