Enda Kenny, Joan Burton, Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams.

Micheál Martin has said Fianna Fáil will not go into Government with Sinn Féin “under any circumstances”. Mr Martin said he also will not go into Coal(...)

Pat Kenny and Colette Fitzpatrick will host the first #ge16 leaders’ debate on Thursday night on TV3. Photograph: TV3

All eyes will be on TV3 tonight as the first leaders’ debate of the general election campaign takes place. Taoiseach Enda Kenny will go head-to-head (...)

Despite the leaflets flowing through the letterboxes and the posters following you on your walk to work the nation is choosing to ignore the impending poll. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

We are a week into the general election campaign and the country is still blissfully unaware it is under way. Despite the leaflets flowing through th(...)

Simon Harris is braving the inevitable gags about babies (and worse), by handing out wet wipes to voters in his Wicklow constituency

Fresh Prince of Greystones His tender years haven’t stopped junior minister Simon Harris from being one of Fine Gael’s top performers. But the younge(...)

Two gangland killings in Dublin within the past week have focused attention on drug-related crime, the criminal justice system and the ability of the (...)

Enda Kenny tried to  to pin some kind of blame on Gerry Adams who said he would recruit 3,000 gardaí and reopen 140 Garda stations. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Will the last person to politicise the recent gangland murders please turn off the lights? And will the last person to use the murderous activity of g(...)

Who is Enda Kenny?

Google has revealed the most popular search terms used by those seeking information on the general election ahead of voting on February 26th. The s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Irish Water was “here to stay”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he is “very happy” with the three-party strategy in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency, where outgoing TD John Perry was(...)

Tanaiste Joan Burton with Abi Boxshall (2) from Lucan during the official launch of Standing Up For Families, Labour’s plan for quality and affordable childcare. at Labour Press Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has accused Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams of being out of touch with the democratic values that underpin the Irish State. She was(...)

 Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, with Mary Lou McDonald TD and Cllr Rose Conway Walsh at the launch of Sinn Féin’s election manifesto in the Royal Irish Academy in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For Gerry Adams, when it comes to IRA atrocities, the past is another country. We have all moved on from the conflict. But in his obvious irritation (...)