Fine Gael candidate Helen McEntee (left) is joined Taoiseach Enda Kenny and TD Regina Doherty (right) in Ratoath: Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Voting is under way in the Meath East byelection this morning. The two leading candidates last night expressed confidence they would wi(...)

Video: Martin on pay row over gardaí

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has repeated his view that organisations representing gardaí should have remained within the Croke Park talks during sharp(...)

A man waits to make a transaction at a Laiki Bank ATM in Nicosia yesterday. Cyprus’s two insolvent banks are being put through resolution procedures that will see equity holders and bondholders lose out and uninsured deposits subjected to a substantial write-down. Photograph: Reuters/Yorgos Karahalis

From an Irish perspective the most remarkable aspect of events in Cyprus is how they represent a complete reversal of Eu ropean policy from the(...)

Labour Candidate Eoin Holmes canvassing at Rathoath, Co Meath, last Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

If the voters of Meath East think they’ve had it bad over the last three weeks – assailed from all angles by people with sympathetic faces and (...)

US president Barack Obama and vice-president Joe Biden shake hands on arriving at a reception for Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the White House this week. Photograph: Mike Theiler/via Bloomberg

President Barack Obama remarked at the festivities during Enda Kenny ’s visit to Washington DC this week that only a new pope could keep his Ca(...)

Dardis Clarke and Elisa Marie Robinson at the opening of the Absolut Classics exhibition in the Rubicon Gallery, St Stephens Green, Dublin in 2001

Dardis Clarke, who has died aged 73, was a former chairman of Poetry Ireland, life member of the National Union of Journalists and champion of (...)

The ties that bind: Barack Obama, John Boehner and Enda Kenny on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Marty Katz

Americans love nothing better than a good comeback story. There’s something about the narrative of success, failure and redemption that chimes (...)

Regina Sweeney,  who is married to a local detective, is a daughter of the late Liam Coady, who was personal driver to Taoiseach Enda Kenny when he was leader of the opposition.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A 36-year-old boutique owner was recovering at Mayo General Hospital last night from injuries she received when hooded men attacked her at her (...)

Labour Candidate Eoin Holmes (right), canvassing Godfrey Donoghue, at Rathoath, Co. Meath. Photograph: Eric Luke

Like a robed champion boxer about to enter the ring, Eoin Holmes steps out of the car with massive earphones on and his(...)

Master crystal engraver Seán Egan lost his job when the former Waterford Crystal factory closed in 2009

Four years ago he was on the dole, but yesterday the work of master crystal engraver Seán Egan was seen around the world, as it was presented b(...)