Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has raised concerns over the lease for the lands and governance arrangements, saying a significant number of members of the board should be appointed by Government. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

The final bill for the National Maternity Hospital is now expected to reach €800 million, as fresh controversy emerged over claims the State attempted(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has seen a jump in his satisfaction rating. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Sinn Féin is on top again, with its highest-ever rating in an Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll of support for the parties. Our latest such poll sho(...)

The biggest gainer is Fianna Fáil which has seen a significant rise of six points to 20 per cent, in tandem with a rise of seven points in Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s satisfaction rating. Photograph: Tom Honan

There are some intriguing contradictions in the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, which shows Sinn Féin surging ahead of the other major par(...)

The Taoiseach has risen to 49 per cent approval, while Eamon Ryan dropped to 26 per cent. Photograph: Paul Scott/The Irish Times

As the first anniversary of the formation of the Coalition Government approaches, it is the Opposition that makes the news today, as Sinn Féin establi(...)

Homeowners from Donegal, Mayo and Clare protest at the Convention Centre in Dublin seeking 100 per cent redress over the mica issue. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Blink and you would have missed it in the waving forest of placards and flags. A plastic bag attached to a tube with green and yellow electrical tape(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood MP with party colleague and Minister for Infrastructure, Nichola Mallon MLA,  at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Stormont remained deadlocked on Tuesday over the introduction of Irish language legislation ahead of Monday’s deadline for the nomination of the North(...)

Brendan Foreman, co-founder of the Village Bookshop in Terenure village. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

The Dublin Bay South constituency can be walked end-to-end in a few hours. For some, it brings to mind trophy homes and posh neighbourhoods in Ranelag(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu and Cllr Claire Byrne. The latter was seen as firmly in Green Party leader Eamon Ryan’s camp amid recent divisions in the party.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Green Party’s leadership insisted divisions in the party are behind them as Councillor Claire Byrne was selected as their candidate for the Dublin(...)

The tax increase has been described  as a “knee-jerk reaction” to the impact of the pandemic. Photograph: Getty Images

Standing outside Morton’s food store on Dunville Avenue in Ranelagh, Dublin, a local favourite in the leafy suburb, Orla McLoughlin, who owns a home i(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said that from November of this year all homes would be revalued. File photograph: iStock

One-third of homeowners face an increase in their property tax bills of about €90 as part of a new reform of the system due to be unveiled by the Gove(...)

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