President Michael Higgins (centre) talks with New South Wales’ governor David Hurley(right) as they walk in the garden with TánaisteFrances Fitzgerald at Government House in Sydney on October 17th, 2017. Photograph: AFP

President Michael D Higgins has brushed off reports that Fianna Fáil may decide early next year whether to put forward a presidential candidate in 201(...)

A graphic showing the proposals for the expansion of Cork city. Photograph: Irish Times graphics

The proposed expansion of Cork city could have as devastating effect on rural communities in Co Cork as Brexit could have on the Irish economy, Michae(...)

It is believed the three-metre high bronze ‘Mother and Baby’ statue was taken from a green area in Finglas. Photograph: Cllr Paul McAuliffe

Local residents and gardaí in Dublin have appealed for information following the theft of a bronze statue in Finglas during Hurricane Ophelia on Monda(...)

Advertising hoarding is ripped off during Storm Ophelia near Kent Station in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Schull-based Independent Cork South-West TD Michael Collins was one of the many public representatives up early on Monday in anticipation of a long da(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: ardfheis speech was symbolic of the crisis of conscience Fianna Fáil is enduring. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil may tell you they are buoyed and ready for an election but the mood in the RDS this weekend told its own story. Ask any of the 4,000 dele(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin stressed in his ardfheis speech that  the Government is “on notice” to deliver in the areas of housing and health. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are “out-of-touch” elites who are seeking to divide Irish society, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has claimed.(...)

 Delegates attending the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis had to choose between the Halloween “scare house” on Simmonscourt Road or the “Ireland for All” hot-air house on Merrion Road. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The billboard on the corner wasn’t helpful, confusing visitors before they even set foot inside the door. Pitched on a main junction between neighbour(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: said allowing customs teams in Ireland and the United Kingdom to discuss the effect of a border would send out the wrong signals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government would be creating a self-fulfilling prophecy by preparing for the imposition of a hard Border, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coven(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris said he would like to see a repeal of the eighth amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has insisted there can be a referendum on the eighth amendment of the Constitution held next year. Mr Harris was ask(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin also put the Government ‘on notice’ in regard to the delivery of housing and health. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has urged the Government to talk directly to the British government about the implications of Brexit. Speaking on (...)