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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(...)

The Brexit report recommended ‘significant investment’ to adapt Irish ports so they could accommodate higher volumes of freight directly from Europe.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The State could seek derogations on EU budget rules and possibly dip into the €1 billion “Rainy Day” fund in order to Brexit-proof the economy, accord(...)

‘One side wanted to enable young people and have their contribution to society and capabilities and enthusiasm recognised and their franchise extended.’ File photograph: Getty Images

The Seanad voted on Wednesday to delay a Bill seeking to reduce the voting age in local and European elections to 16. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael co-o(...)

Michael Shanks with his first trout on opening day of 1.1kg on Corrib.

The Great Fishing Houses of Ireland has produced a fabulous new website of Ireland’s 10 premier game angling houses guaranteed to catch the eye of the(...)

Labour MP Hilary Benn attended a Brexit meeting in Dublin on Thursday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Britain will not pay a so-called divorce settlement that could be as much as €60 billion to the European Union, a group of TDs and Senators have been (...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fire at Scoil Naithí in Ballinteer this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The Scoil Naithí primary school in Ballinteer will remain closed for the week after a fire on Monday morning “extensively damaged” the south Dublin Ga(...)

English-born Irish resident Michelle Heming: “I don’t think I would have looked for Irish citizenship before Brexit, but now I really would prefer no issues when I am travelling.”

When Michelle Heming thinks about being separated from her family in airports, the thoughts of having an Irish passport become a lot more alluring. T(...)

Notre Dame, a junior and secondary school which has been based in Churchtown in Dublin for more than 60 years, has told parents it will commence an ‘orderly wind-down’ over the coming three years. Image: Google Streetview.

A private girls’ school in south Co Dublin with 230 pupils is to close due to ongoing financial difficulties. Notre Dame, a junior and secondary scho(...)

Alan Shatter: the former minister   had a dispute with   national director of elections Brian Hayes about a vote management strategy in  Dublin Rathdown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A Fine Gael minister “required a lot of skill” to be handled during the general election campaign and the party will “struggle” to hold her seat at th(...)

The number of Irish people moving back to Ireland from abroad jumped 74 per cent in the year to April 2016, CSO figures show. Photograph: iStock

The Central Statistics Office brought resounding good news for the Government on Tuesday, with the announcement that the number of people at work in (...)

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