Gino Kenny  has been pushing for the  legalisation of medical cannabis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Health committee has voted to reject People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny’s Bill to legalise medical cannabis and said the Bill “should n(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: wants the Dáil to sit an extra week. It is due to rise on July 13th but the Government wants to carry out an assessment of pending legislation to see what can be passed. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

The way in which the Cabinet conducts its business is set to be changed following the controversial appointment of former attorney general Máire Whela(...)

 Irish Defence Forces personnel  in Jadotville are to be awarded medals. Photograph: Defence Forces Archive

Members of the 35th Infantry Battalion, who fought at the Siege of Jadotville in1961 are to be awarded medals, it has been announced. The announcemen(...)

Incoming Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with   Minister for Housing Simon Coveney, who he has appointed Fine Gael deputy leader.   Photograph: Collins

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has been appointed deputy leader of Fine Gael. The move was announced at a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary(...)

Arlene Foster and Theresa May: talks between the DUP and British PM are expected to see the party support the Conservatives to form a government. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

The Government will seek “full and detailed transparency” for any agreement the Democratic Unionist Party reaches with the Conservative Party to suppo(...)

Enda Kenny: An innately conservative politician, he was willing to adapt to circumstances in a rapidly changing society. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Records are important to Enda Kenny. Journalists are regularly reminded that he is the longest-serving member of the Dáil. And the prospect of becomin(...)

A plaque in honour of Paddy Harte and Glen Barr, the founders of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders, will be unveiled to mark the centenary (...)

 (L-R) Youssef Zaghba, Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane - believed to be the three London attackers. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

One of the attackers who killed seven people and injured 48 near London Bridge on Saturday lived for a time in Ireland, where he married his British w(...)

Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar embrace after Mr Varadkar won the Fine Gael party race: Mr Varadkar is on course to become Ireland’s 13th taoiseach.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Declaring that his election demonstrated that “prejudice has no hold in this Republic”, Leo Varadkar became the new leader of Fine Gael last night, se(...)

“Treated like human trash”: Geoffrey Shannon with Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll and Det Supt Declan Daly at the publication of his audit on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill “Treated like human trash”: Geoffrey Shannon with Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll and Det Supt Declan Daly at the publication of his audit on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was upset by the failings in the State’s child-protection system revealed by Prof Geoffrey Shannon’s audit of cases where(...)