Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald: “There’s more brass on the necks of the Fianna Fáil leadership than we would expect in a marching band.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned against a change being made “in isolation” to the pensions anomaly affecting 36,000 people. He said amendments shou(...)

The HSE assessments are an important gateway for accessing services for children. Photograph: Istock

The HSE could face hundreds of legal actions over delays in carrying out special needs assessments of children with a range of conditions including au(...)

A Mexican takeaway in Co Donegal this evening won three awards, including top prize for Best Takeaway in Ireland, in the Just Eat National Takeaway Aw(...)

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: says pace of “divorce” talks inadequate. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

EU European affairs ministers on Tuesday made clear that it will be December at the earliest before the EU will talk to the UK about trade and their (...)

 New York Stock Exchange: the Dow Jones index hit 23,000 points for the first  time on Tuesday. Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

European shares dipped slightly on Tuesday, falling from a four-month peak as weakness among commodities stocks outweighed gains spurred by results f(...)

OECD secretary-general Ángel Gurría and Britain’s chancellor   Philip Hammond: the Paris-based think tank was accused of being “a leading advocate of Brexit pessimism”. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Philip Hammond was taking no questions on Tuesday as he dashed away from a joint press conference with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and (...)

“The decision to return the coaching role to a part-time basis follows feedback from coaches the IRFU has spoken with, and a further decision on the nature of this role will be completed post the 2018 Six Nations.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The next Ireland women’s coach will be a part-timer, covering a full-time remit, with a six month contract all she or he can hope for. “A kick in the(...)

  British  Brexit minister David Davis: “In a negotiation you always have to have the right to walk away – if you don’t, you get a terrible deal”, he told MPs in the House of Commons. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Two of Theresa May’s most senior ministers have made sharply contradictory statements about a “no deal” Brexit, with home secretary Amber Rudd saying (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: his decision to close schools for a second day was widely backed by school bodies.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Schools are unlikely to be required to cut short their holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to Storm Ophelia, according to(...)

Retired surgeon Michael Shine (85), of Wellington Road, Dublin 4, arriving at  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A retired surgeon has gone on trial accused of indecently assaulting six teenage boys while he was treating them as patients. Dr Michael Shine (85) d(...)