Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s strategy is to assemble a minority administration with a patchwork quilt of Labour, the Social Democrats, the Greens and others. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The next general election, whenever it happens, will for the first time in a decade once more be a stand-up fight between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to(...)

Former secretary general of the European Commission Catherine Day (left) at the opening of the 40th Dublin Economic Workshop in Wexford Friday with Rory Montgomery, second secretary general at the Department of Foreign Affairs and director of the European Union division, with particular responsibility for the EU-UK negotiations, and economics blogger Frances Coppola. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

Ireland needs a new, transformative economic plan, along the lines of the one drawn up by former taoiseach Sean Lemass and civil servant TK Whitaker i(...)

A photograph of Jimmy Magee at his funeral in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Magee would have been “so, honoured, so proud” about the attendance at his funeral, his son Mark Magee said. “He loved people, He loved his fri(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said: “When an economy is growing, we should balance the books and pay down our debt.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has again committed his Government to tax cuts for middle-income earners in the Budget, despite Opposition claims that spare re(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning, who is shortlisted for Hurler of the Year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway have won the lion’s share of the 2017 All Star hurling nominations, claiming nearly one-third of the available positions and more than double w(...)

Students at St Cronans Boys’ National School, Bray, Co Wicklow, taking part in a Music Generation class. From left: Tutor Tim Doyle, Casey Earls, Ultan Moran, Ronan Hogan, Luke Shiel, Christopher Jensen and Alex Coogan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The old Lynyrd Skynyrd standard Sweet Home Alabama is a rewarding song for aspiring young guitarists to tackle. Built around a basic three-chord struc(...)

Martin Kehoe jnr (33) died in an accident at the family farm in Foulksmills, New Ross.

A former national ploughing champion has died following a farm accident in Co Wexford. The man, who has been named as father-of-three Martin Kehoe j(...)

 Oisín McConville: he  delivers talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gambling. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Oisín McConville told a conference on Thursday that he now delivered talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gamb(...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan: “The last Garda commissioner was in and out to so many public forums that she wasn’t able to do her job,” according to Dermot Ahern. Photograph: Alan Betson

In her resignation statement, on Sunday, Nóirín O’Sullivan lamented that the job she was leaving had essentially become about “responding to an unendi(...)

The scene of Monday’s fatal car crash on the N17 outside Claremorris Mayo. Photograph: Conor McKeown

The stretch of road on the N17 near Claremorris in Co Mayo where a grandmother, mother and child lost their lives in a road collision on Monday has be(...)