Israeli artist Netta reacts after winning the 2018 Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Israel, as the winner, will host the 2019 contest. Photograph: Armando Franca/AP

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has ruled out the possibility of Ireland boycotting next year’s Eurovision song contest, which is to be held in Israel. People(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker addressing a joint sitting of the Dáil and Seanad:  “As the clock to Brexit ticks down, we must prepare for every eventuality, including no deal.”

The European Union must prepare for the possibility of failing to reach a deal on Brexit, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said. (...)

Pat Kenny in his Newstalk studio. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny may be one of Ireland’s top broadcasters, but he’s equally prone to the occasionally bizarre moment that prompts the question whether he’s o(...)

When the huge poster was unveiled on Tuesday, Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin posed happily beside it.  Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

While Sinn Féin may be dithering over whether or not to move a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing, the selfie-loving minister has no (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: ‘The Bill places the information and tracing service on a statutory footing for the first time.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Legislation that would allow adoptees secure information about their adoptions should pass through the Oireachtas by the end of the year if there is c(...)

Richard Boyd-Barrett: When he brought the story closer to home, the TDs in the chamber looked and listened with a mixture of upset and concern. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s getting to the stage now where we’d be glad to see a bit of ordinary bribery and corruption. A nice political scandal involving money and gallop(...)

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Exepnditure & Reform. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Government has spending flexibility or “fiscal space” of €1.8 billion for this year’s budget but Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe stressed it (...)

Leo Varadkar said he only bumped into Denis O’Brien in Davos. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted he did not have a private meeting with businessman Denis O’Brien when he attended the recent World Economic Forum (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett, Bríd Smith and Gino Kenny of People Before Profit launch their Vote Yes campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Any legislation that replaces the Eighth Amendment should not be reconsidered for a Dáil term, People before Profit has said. The party launched its (...)

 Sr Stanislaus Kennedy said she was ‘deeply concerned’ at the Government’s continued emphasis on family hubs as a means to address the crisis for families.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As new figures show a huge increase in the number of homeless families, two of Ireland’s leading housing campaigners say they have “lost all confidenc(...)

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