Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe at Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was barely 6am when Katherine Zappone’s phone began flashing and buzzing with the incoming call. The first light before dawn was still nearly an ho(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Fine Gael leader has encouraged members to focus on their jobs rather than his leadership. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has indicated he will not be standing aside as leader of Fine Gael in the coming weeks despite facing increasing pressure to out(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice said it will not be the function of the Garda whistleblower tribunal to apportion criminal liability. Photograph: Eric Luke

Any alleged wrongdoing by gardaí will be addressed fully and fairly by the whistleblower tribunal, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said. She told the(...)

A tribunal of inquiry will look at allegations that senior Garda management were involved in a smear campaign against Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice Mc Cabe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it is a matter for the tribunal of inquiry judge to decide if its remit should be extended to other Garda whistleblowers(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said the Taoiseach should not present the traditional bowl of shamrock to the US president. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny should present a copy of Rights of Man by Thomas Paine with a symbol of a shamrock on top to US president Donald Trump when he vi(...)

 Robert Pitt, chief executive, and Leslie Buckley, chairman of Independent News and Media (INM) Group: they fell out over how much to bid for Newstalk. Photograph: Alan Betson

It hasn’t gone away, you know. The boardroom tension at Independent News and Media, which erupted last year over an aborted proposal to buy Denis O’Br(...)

Brigitte Bardot. “Well might the Green Party be calling for Lá Fhéile Bríde to become Ireland’s newest public holiday.”

The name Bridget has suffered a precipitous decline in popularity since its heyday, which in Ireland, at least, must have coincided with the period wh(...)

Two dozen members of the Green Party staged a silent protest outside the US embassy in Dublin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Taoiseach Enda Kenny risks embarrassing himself if he visits US president Donald Trump on St Patrick’s Day, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has stated. (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny answers questions during  a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin after meeting British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government is to undertake a “complete review” of US immigration facilities operating at Dublin and Shannon airports as a result of the Trump Admi(...)

U.S. President Barack Obama receives a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny  during a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan has called on the Taoiseach to withdraw from his scheduled St Patrick’s Day meeting with Presi(...)