Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Minister of State for Housing Damien English speaking after the summit at the Custom House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has become the third Minister to host an emergency homelessness summit. Simon Coveney and Alan Kelly held similar (...)

Leo Varadkar said investing in leading-edge scientific and technological research was good for the Irish economy and would deliver ‘innovations which can improve our quality of life’. Photograph: Collins

The setting up of four new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centres, backed by €114 million in Government and Irish industry fund(...)

Bord na gCon has spent almost €50,000 on public relations advice in the first five months of this year, more than twice what it spent in the previous two years combined.  Photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty Images

Concerns have been raised that State agencies are using public money for media coaching before appearances at Oireachtas committees in a bid to avoid (...)

Figures from the Department of Enterprise show staff levels at the agency have dropped consistently over the past six years

The agency responsible for cross-Border trade has had its funding reduced for each of the past six years in a row and is “just about able” to carry ou(...)

Declaring that he was ‘elected to lead but I promise to serve’, Leo Varadkar recommitted himself to the Coalition arrangement. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Leo Varadkar was elected Taoiseach yesterday and immediately announced a Cabinet reshuffle in which he promoted several Fine Gael TDs to leadership po(...)

  Seán FitzPatrick: A judge has   ruled that a State agency tried to “build or construct” a criminal case against the former Anglo chairman. Will he sue? Photograph:   Collins Courts

The acquittal of Seán FitzPatrick this week because the case against him involved a “biased” and “partisan” investigation conducted by the Office of t(...)

 Former Tánaiste Mary Harney   appointed civil servant, Paul Appleby, to head the office, which was given powers to investigate and prosecute companies and directors. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former tánaiste Mary Harney established the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) in 2001 to tackle growing white collar crime and th(...)

Making plans to bring a partner to live in Ireland ... but the wedding can wait

Q: LK, California I’ve been in California for seven years. I met my partner, an American citizen, here and we are considering moving back to Ireland.(...)

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster: Both women have had strikingly similar executive careers, marked by unusually long and mediocre tenures in a single, safe department. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Stormont works best when unionism and nationalism feel evenly matched. Arlene Foster upset that balance by mistaking herself for a prime minister, ra(...)

Dr Andrew McCormick gives evidence to the public accounts committee in the Assembly, Stormont, on Wednesday. Photograph: PA Wire

A senior Stormont civil servant has named a DUP special adviser who he suspected was involved in exerting pressure to continue the overgenerous cash-(...)