Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been the subject of a series of controversies. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A clear majority of voters believe the Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan should resign, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said “nothing is off the table” in relation to the  future of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A second Cabinet Minister has expressed a lack of confidence in the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE). Minister for Health Simo(...)

 Leo Varadkar and  Simon Coveney: The current Fine Gael leadership contest will play a defining role in shaping the party’s future

Much is at stake in the contest between Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney. The result will decide the next Fine Gael party leader, the next taoiseach and(...)

Voters favour Simon Coveney on trust and believe he is more “in touch with ordinary people”. But they favour Mr Varadkar to “deliver real change”.

Simon Coveney leads Leo Varadkar among Fine Gael voters and also among voters in general in the race for the party leadership, according to the latest(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Private companies and public sector employers will be compelled to publish the differences between their pay for women and men, under new legislation (...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán Fitzpatrick leaving the Dublin Criminal Court on Wednesday. Photograph:Niall Carson/PA Wire

A minister performing in a similar way to the State agency in the Seán FitzPatrick trial would face instant dismissal, Enda Kenny has said. The Taoi(...)

Michael Noonan said on Thursday that he plans to step down as Minister for Finance when the new taoiseach takes office. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Minister for Finance’s decision to sell part of Allied Irish Banks (AIB) has been described as “unacceptable” and “undemocratic”. Michael Noonan(...)

The Dáil has voted to suspend the sale of shares in AIB after an apparent gaffe by the Government. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Dáil has voted to suspend the sale of shares in AIB after an apparent gaffe by the Government due to the distraction of the Fine Gael leadership c(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with his constituency colleague and Fine Gael leadership contestant Simon Coveney in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

Over the next year, politics will witness a generational change, not only in Fine Gael but also in Sinn Féin where Gerry Adams will finally stand down(...)

Brendan Howlin  said allowing gardaí and the Defence Forces to affiliate to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) would be a welcome step. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has repeated the Government’s commitment to allow gardaí trade union recognition. He told the Dáil on Wednesday the resolution o(...)