Joan Burton: she said depending on commercial property stamp duty revenues to pay for tax cuts and permanent spending increases was simply repeating the mistakes of the past

The Government could have lost millions in tax revenues because of the advance notice that it was about to raise sharply stamp duties on commercial pr(...)

Eoghan Ruth scored late on as Éire Óg earned a draw against Rathvilly in the Carlow SFC Final. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Rathvilly 1-9 Éire Óg 0-12 Late points from Eoghan Ruth and substitute Cormac Mullins rescued ÉireÓg in a tense and exciting Carlow SFC final at Netw(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy:  will signal a number of changes to planning and development laws at the Irish Planning Institute conference in Dublin on Friday morning. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Shared accommodation aimed at young professionals is to be developed in cities as part of a Government effort to reduce the cost of renting. Minister(...)

Eoghan Murphy said he expects the issue of local government reform in Cork to be finalised within weeks. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has defended his department officials over their handling of proposed local governme(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The drugs, for conditions such as cancer, heart disease and depression, will be made available from November 1st. Photograph: PA Wire

Nine new high-tech medicines are to be made available to patients from November 1st, Minister for Health Simon Harris has announced. The drugs, for c(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: At the Customs House yesterday, he hosted another emergency summit on homelessness. Nobody will be surprised if there will be yet more. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The last great problem to cleave Irish politics will end with the soft landing of paper on hall floors, and the short clack of the letter box as the p(...)

Brendan  Howlin has to rely on experienced, well-known political figures in an attempt to maximise seats. Photograph: Mary Browne

Many have yet to come to terms with the new politics but the Labour Party has struggled more than most. It has yet to figure out its place i(...)