‘He was always a very kind man. He was respectful,’ Bertie Ahern said of Liam Cosgrave. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Public figures including the president, former taoisigh and party leaders have expressed their condolences at the death of former taoiseach Liam Cosgr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Almost half of voters  say they are satisfied with the way he  is doing his job, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Voters approve of Leo Varadkar but want his Government to do a better job, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll. Almost half o(...)

The percentage of voters who expressed support for each party (excluding don’t knows) in the latest ‘Irish Times’/Ipsos MRBI poll.

With less than a week to budget day, today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows Fine Gael (on 31 per cent, up one point) maintaining a marginal lead ov(...)

Mandalay Bay massacre: Stars and Stripes fly at half-mast in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty

The Taoiseach has led tributes in the Dáil in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Leo Varadkar said he had sent a message to the US president(...)

People hold Catalan pro-independence  flags as they raise  protest in Barcelona, on Monday. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government will not recognise the outcome of the referendum on Catalan independence. Speaking to reporters in Du(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross opts for a 1959 Rover 100   to try out the new motorway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Wishing you were on that N17 is a feeling that will likely linger for those making the journey on the main carriageway from north to south Co Galway i(...)

Owen Smith: ‘I would even so far as to suggest that they’re waiting for the EU to put pressure on the Irish government to say that you will police the Border on the Irish side.’ Photograph: Getty

Labour’s shadow Northern Ireland secretary has accused Theresa May’s government of playing politics with the consequences of Brexit for Ireland. Owen(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor visits the RCSI stand at the ‘Irish Times’ Higher Options event in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has said she is happy to forgo a salary increase for her new role as a super junior Mini(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s strategy is to assemble a minority administration with a patchwork quilt of Labour, the Social Democrats, the Greens and others. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The next general election, whenever it happens, will for the first time in a decade once more be a stand-up fight between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to(...)

Rosa (For Reproductive Rights Against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity) campaigners dressed as handmaids pass anti-abortion activists at Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For the opening day of the autumn Dáil session, after a 10-week break from parliamentary action, five backbench government TDs managed to drag themsel(...)