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(...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Education: “The Croke Park hours are a valuable resource within the school system.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said his department remains open to discussing issues of mutual concern with the Association of Secondary Teache(...)

 Catherine Murphy TD: calling for an essential “cultural shift to answer questions fully”, she said the change was not just about TDs and Ministers but also the Civil Service. Photograph: Alan Betson

There must be a “cultural shift” by Government departments and State agencies to answer questions fully, if the new politics of a divergent Dáil is to(...)

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 (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: there are mixed views about what he should do with outspoken Carlow-Kilkenny TD John McGuinness. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is expected to promote a number of women TDs to his front bench to counter one of his party’s weaknesses in the last(...)

In the leaked Mossack Fonseca files: golfer Pádraig Harrington, former U2 manager Paul McGuinness, accountant Aidan Phelan, businessman Oisin O’Buachalla, Irish biofuel businessman Bart Bonsall and developer Seán Mulryan

On Monday The Irish Times, in conjunction with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its international media partners,(...)

Clontarf captain Ben Reilly and Cork Constitution captain James Ryan with the trophy ahead of the All-Ireland League final. Photograph: Inpho

Bridesmaid five times, these next 80 minutes should calmly unveil Clontarf’s second marriage to the All-Ireland League title with their clever amalga(...)

Just one Independent TD - Michael Lowry - supported Enda Kenny in the Dáil vote for taoiseach on Wednesday afternoon. As expected, the acting Taoisea(...)

Shane Ross  with TDs from the Independent Alliance  and  Aisling Dunne, one of the party’s co-ordinators for talks with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Parties with five TDs or more are to be given full parliamentary status and speaking time in the Dáil for the first time, a committee established to e(...)

Micheál Martin said he and Enda KEnny agreed they would speak next week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fine Gael has insisted acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny is willing and ready to meet Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to initate negotiations on the forma(...)