An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the turning of the sod at the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar. Photo: Alison Laredo

Maria Bailey Dún Laoghaire I wouldn’t be supportive of the calls for him to stand aside by September. The most important thing is for us to foc(...)

Mary Lou McDonald and SF Councillor Janice Boylan. Ms McDonald said: “We don’t want quick fixes because there is none available.” Photograph: Collins

A TD from Dublin’s north inner city, which has been at the centre of the recent Kinahan-Hutch gang feud, has urged the Government not to patronise the(...)

Concerns have been raised about the cost for older families and how a system which was supposed to save money for 80% cent of families has left the majority paying more. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to warn waste management companies it will issue regulations on them if refuse charges continue to increase. Minister for Housing S(...)

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump  during a campaign rally in Redding, California, on  June 3rd, 2016. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan had a private phone call with US presidential hopeful Donald Trump a week after he visited Ireland in 2014. Mr No(...)

Even at a basic financial level – which is how you have to talk to Fine Gael – why won’t the Government prioritise the capital, when Dublin is the driving force of the economy? File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

When a rake of new junior ministers were announced last week – the second-highest ever number in the history of the State – there was a glaring omissi(...)

By appointing 18 junior ministers, Enda Kenny has stretched the toleration point to its limits, and possibly beyond. All the more so because 15 of the Ministers of State are from his own party, Fine Gael. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As Taoiseach Enda Kenny reeled off the list of new Ministers of State in the Dáil on Thursday evening, it wasn’t the individual names that commanded m(...)

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. File  photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will need one essential piece of kit with him when making his final decisions on who he will appoint as Ministers of State. And t(...)

New chief whip Regina Doherty speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s Oireachtas Reform Programme at the Dáil last March, with party members Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Eoghan Murphy  and David Stanton. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least 10 of the ministers of State to be named in coming days will not have held office before. The Cabinet is expected to approve the full comp(...)

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before.. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before. There have been shake-ups before (...)

The site of Facebook’s data storage facility in Co Meath which will be its second in Europe. It will employ 115 when complete. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Facebook’s data centre currently under construction in Co Meath will be “online late 2017/early 2018” and will employ in the region of 115 people when(...)