Mary Coughlan celebrating her appointment as Minister for Agriculture in 2004. Photograph: Frank Miller

After Constance Markievicz, Ireland had no woman at cabinet for 60 years. In the past century, there have been just 19 female ministers - and two fema(...)

A large mural depicting the EU flag being chipped away and attributed to the artist Banksy is seen at the Port of Dover. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Any British obstruction of Irish hauliers travelling to and from Europe through the UK could lead to retaliatory restrictions on British traffic in Eu(...)

In a Word ... Armistice

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow … we commemorate. It is Armistice Day, and marks 100 years since the end of the first World War, hilariously desc(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “One in every 10 children lives in consistent poverty – experiencing both income poverty and deprivation.” Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

Child poverty was the “crisis of our times” and the Taoiseach should lead a drive to end it, a high-level conference on the issue heard on Friday. I(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, at Dublin Castle on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Michael D Higgins says he will bring fresh ideas to his second term to help the country face challenges such as Brexit and climate change. (...)

Speaking at a civic service in St Mary’s Cathedral in Limerick on Sunday, Dr Paul Colton said that, in his view, such a division was “good for the State and good for the Church”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times/File

The separation of Church and State is a “good thing”, the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork has said. Speaking at a civic service in St Mary’s Cathed(...)

President Michael D Higgins pictured at UCD, Belfield, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The secretary general of the Department of the Taoiseach, Martin Fraser, is due to appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday as par(...)

Department ordered to reconsider the application in a High Court ruling by Ms Justice Mary Faherty. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of the Taoiseach has released records of Cabinet discussions for the first time after it lost a legal battle over the release of climat(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the  National Ploughing Championship in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has clashed with a powerful Dáil committee chaired by a party colleague over its decision to examine the costs of th(...)

Danielle McLaughlin (28) from Buncrana in Co Donegal, was found dead in a secluded spot in Canacona, an area of Goa popular with holidaymakers, in March last year.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has personally apologised to the mother of a Co Donegal woman who was murdered in India, after his department was initially rel(...)

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