File photo from 2010 of Labour Party leader Ed Miliband (left) with his brother David. David Miliband is to step down as an MP to take up a charity role in New York, it has been reported. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Miliband is to step down as an MP to take up a charity role in New York, it was reported last night. The former foreign secretary,(...)

Fianna Fáil is not the only party to claim it is back from the dead. After its annihilation in 2011, the Green Party has contended that support(...)

Colm Keaveney, on his blog, has accused the party of failing to make any progress on policy issues. Photograph: Alan Betson

Labour TDs have rebuked party chairman Colm Keaveney TD for remarks critical of the party in advance of Wednesday’s Meath East byelection. (...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes: “It would be a crazy circumstance if people were being forced out of the workforce to keep up payments.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

A number of senior figures in the Coalition yesterday moved to reassure families struggling with unaffordable mortgage debt th(...)

Minister of State for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock. “If you were to bring people into the local property tax then it has to be done on the basis that those estates are complete. You need a consistency across the country.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Coalition Minister has admitted the Government made a “mess” of how it handled the announcement of which estates would be exempt from the propert(...)

Helen McEntee: a candidate in the forthcoming Meath East byelection on the hustings in Kilmainhamwood, County Meath

What can be confirmed beyond doubt is that the barometer hanging in the hallway of the country house south of Duleek is accurate. The needle is(...)

Shane McEntee: his death last December gave rise to the Meath East byelection

The Meath East byelection was caused by the death last December of Fine Gael TD and minister of state Shane McEntee. Overall, its outcome will (...)

Jeffrey Archer: “I thought putting me in prison was a silly waste of time.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

‘How many years since you stopped smoking?” Jeffrey Archer, blockbuster author, former politician, multimillionaire and ex-con, asks the young (...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: wasn’t going to take any lectures on unfinished estates. Photograph: Frank Miller

It is just over a year since the Tánaiste saved us all from tumbling into the sea. It was touch and go at the time. We still reme(...)

A second Australian government minister quit today in the fallout from a bungled leadership ballot. The failed attempt to depose prime m(...)