It took Leo Varadkar two days to make a comment on the controversy. Guess what? What they did was legal. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“You can’t do a thing. You have nothing on us. We didn’t break any law. Show us. Show us where we broke the law.” It’s easy to just imagine how(...)

Bill Kenneally was sentenced to 14 years and two months in jail after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting  10 boys

Victims of paedophile Bill Kenneally have welcomed confirmation a judge has been appointed to head up a commission of inquiry into the handling of com(...)

Fine Gael believes the report’s recommendations will breach European law.

Why is everyone talking about water charges again? The Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services is about to publish its (...)

A protester during a demonstration against water charges on O’Connell Street in Dublin in 2014. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil refused to rule out a general election over water charges as the two sides remained at loggerheads over possible levies for (...)

 Attorney General Máire Whelan:  Minister for Sport Shane Ross  said on Monday that he would consult  Ms Whelan after the OCI refused his request to allow an independent person join its investigation into Ireland’s Olympic ticketing controversy. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has moved to dampen expectations of an independent inquiry being established into the ticket touting controversy. Minister for Sport (...)

An Olympics fan shows off their tickets  at the Rio Olympic Arena at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Minister for Sport Shane Ross is coming under increasing political pressure to establish an independent inquiry into the Olympics tickets controversy.(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said he would vote in favour of the Bill brought by Mick Wallace on abortion.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Cabinet is unlikely to take a position on a Bill allowing for abortions in the cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. It is understood Taoiseach En(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said Marie Whelan has done  amazing legal work for this Government on a range of issues.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has today been forced to express confidence in the Attorney General after it emerged that a legal obstacle has halted the work of(...)

Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has failed to express confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny or the Attorney General Marie Whelan. Mr Shatter co(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “It was very wrong for the Taoiseach to do what he did. Martin Callinan was left with no option.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to consider tabling a motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Mr Martin said the findings of the report (...)