Brian Lenihan, Eileen Lemass, Charles Haughey and Gerry Collins at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

It was not so much the reopening of Stepaside Garda station that suggested “stroke politics” – it was the unsubtle banners that festooned the constit(...)

Colm Brophy is a Fine Gael TD representing Dublin South West.

Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy has described the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as “Ireland’s favourite star chamber” and “the most debased comm(...)

A banner placed in Shane Ross’s constituency shortly after the decision to reopen Stepaside Garda station was announced. Mr Ross said last night none of his political colleagues had promised to reopen the Garda station.

An interim report into the reopening of six Garda stations made only one firm recommendation, which was to reopen Stepaside Garda station, it has emer(...)

Fine Gael said it echoes the sentiments expressed by the chair of the Citizens’ Assembly, Ms Justice Laffoy. Photograph: Eric Luke

None of the four main parties favour implementing the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly for greatly increased access to abortion. Fianna Fáil (...)

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn removes a garland after delivering his keynote speech in Brighton. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

It was on the pebble beach next to Brighton Pier, as I watched a couple wrapped up warm against the autumn sun in their deck chairs, reading. A boy an(...)

Oh, Jeremy Corbyn: the leader  said the election result had “put the Tories on notice and Labour on the threshold of power”. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

When the cheering, the applause and the chants of “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn” died down the Labour leader told his party conference that although they did not(...)

 Labour Party  leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses delegates on the final day of the party conference  in Brighton. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

A Labour government would guarantee “unimpeded access” to the European single market after Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn has told his party’s annual conferenc(...)

Paddy Power Betfair said it could run its UK retail business successfully and profitably with a £10 limit on fixed-odds betting terminals.

Paddy Power Betfair is breaking ranks with its industry in the UK by calling on the government there to impose tough limits on the amounts bet in gami(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris at the health committee on Wednesday

Minister for Health Simon Harris says the Government will not cover the cost of a €100 million overspend by the HSE this year in hospitals and disabil(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  welcomes president of the European Council Donald Tusk, ahead of a meeting in Downing Street. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Jeremy Corbyn has played down the prospect of a Labour government holding a second referendum on Brexit, and said there were some “positive” aspects t(...)