Outsourcing, redundancies and pay cuts are being considered by Bus Éireann, which is losing €500,000 a month. Unions are balloting for industrial action.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil said it will not support compulsory redundancies at Bus Éireann. The party’s transport spokesman Robert Troy said the party would block p(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said it would be illegal to allow private cars use bus lanes during a two-day Dublin Bus strike which starts at midnight. Photograph: The Irish Times

It would be illegal to allow commuters to use bus lanes during the forthcoming Dublin Bus strike, the Minister for Transport has said. Speaking on We(...)

CSO figures revealed last week that the number of people unemployed in the Midlands dropped by 15 percent in the last year, but the region still has one of the highest rates of unemployment in the country. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A total of 1,500 people applied for three clerical jobs at Westmeath County Council in recent weeks, according to Fianna Fail’s Transport spokesperson(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross is to announce the terms of reference for a non-statutory inquiry on Wednesday. Photo: PA

The Government is understood to be willing to upgrade its investigation into the Olympics ticket controversy to a statutory inquiry if witnesses refus(...)

 The scope of the non-statutory investigation will be wider than the investigation being carried out by the Brazilian police. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government inquiry into the Olympics ticket controversy will investigate the distribution of tickets in 2012 and 2016, as well as corporate govern(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with French President François Hollande at a press conference in Government Buildings  yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In the glowing dawn of the new enlightenment, there was never going to be a row over the length of the summer break. A political golden age is upon u(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin held a compulsory meeting of his front bench TDs yesterday. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has told his TDs they must stand by public sector workers and end unfairness for new entrants. Mr Martin called a (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the London v Mayo match in Ruislip on Sunday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

He may have a short back and sides, but Enda Kenny let down more hair than Rapunzel over the weekend. He was still on a high when he returned to the(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is  unveiling his frontbench this afternoon. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has unveiled his frontbench for the 32nd Dáil. There are 17 male deputies and five female politicians in the in the (...)

‘It’s still skating on thin ice because I never want to go back there again, and I guard against it’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Olivia O’Leary has spoken about her heavy drinking and feelings of helplessness in her 20s after revealing her struggles with depression on Tuesday. (...)