European candidates for the Dublin constituency, from left:  Lynn Boylan MEP (Sinn Féin), Clare Daly TD (Independents4Change), Alex White (Labour), Ciarán Cuffe (Green Party), Barry Andrews (Fianna Fáil) during an election debate organised by the Association of European Journalists in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin candidates from across the political spectrum in the European elections have flagged climate change as one of the key parliamentary issues for (...)

Micheál Martin: he said  Mr Varadkar’s statements about a potential extension to the confidence and supply arrangement have been “about putting politics before policy”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar does not need a formal agreement, such as the confidence and supply arrangement, in order to continue in power, Fianna Fáil lea(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is demanding that the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill be progressed. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil is putting pressure on the Government to scrap the Bill championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to reform the way judges are appoi(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross is  demanding that the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill be progressed soon. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

A Bill championed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross to reform the way judges are appointed has become a “complete dog’s dinner”, the Attorney Gener(...)

Phil Hogan: “Phase one of the talks was like the National League, but the Championship is just about to start. That will be the decider.” Photograph: Getty Images

A border for people and goods on the island of Ireland is inevitable if the UK leaves the customs union, EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has sa(...)

Chairperson of the Policing Authority Josephine Feehily: Nóirín O’Sullivan’s  “intentions certainly would have been to perform [her] role honourably”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of the Policing Authority has said she does not believe former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan set out to be “duplicitous” in her dealin(...)

Press Council chair Seán Donlon: more than 50 per cent of Irish people now receive their news via social media, Mr Donlon told a meeting of the Association of European Journalists in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The press in Ireland is threatened today as never before, the chair of the Press Council, Seán Donlon, has said. Addressing a meeting of the Associat(...)

EU commissioner for agriculture and rural development Phil Hogan also criticised the UK’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, in a speech he gave in Dublin.  Photograph: Collins Courts

British prime minister Theresa May is hiding her views on Brexit “behind a barricade of clichés”, EU commissioner for agriculture and rural developmen(...)

“I think of it like one of those Road Runner cartoons, you know where Wile E Coyote is chasing Road Runner, and continues the chase over the edge of the cliff”

It has been another busy week on the Brexit front, with the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, announcing that he will remain in his post until af(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: “I didn’t realise there was anything happening but as soon as I arrived [at the Dáil], I realised they had just had a meeting.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thirteen Independent men, good, strong and true, held a very important meeting on Thursday. And then they told the two women about it. It was all, (...)

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