Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan was accused of being to the right of Genghis Khan.

Minister of Justice Charlie Flanagan has defended his departmental officials against stinging criticisms of their attitude to asylum seekers by a form(...)

Richard Bruton, Minister for Education, speaking with Peter Cassells, chairman of the Expert Group on Future funding for Higher Education. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Government will leave the door open to the introduction of a student loan scheme on Wednesday when it opposes a motion to abolish student registra(...)

Labour movement: the Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger says Corbyn and Bernie Sanders succeeded because they toured towns and cities and addressed rallies. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

In the 1930s Éamon de Valera cruelly put down the prospects for a socialist government in Ireland by saying, “Labour must wait.” It has been a long w(...)

Candidates for the Fine Gael leadership Minister for Housing Simon Coveney  and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The day after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) changed the header on its website hom(...)

Dublin city centre: Tony Duffin of the Ana Liffey Drug Project says 400 drug users discard used needles in the city centre every month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sixty-seven Dublin City Council (DCC) binmen have been injured by discarded syringes while at work in recent years, according to the council. Since 2(...)

 Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin: “The challenge now for Labour is not to fight the last election again. But to listen to the people, and to prepare for the election of tomorrow”

Perhaps the thinking within the Labour Party is that the public needs to first know what it is rather than what it wants to do. The keynote speech by(...)

‘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(...)

Rosie O’Donnell performs  at the Borgota Hotel Casino & Spa on May 29, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photograph:   Donald Kravitz/Getty Images

The Irish Stand against US President Donald Trump is gaining momentum ahead of a major St Patrick’s Day gathering in the New York City church where Ma(...)

“In 2008, the then taoiseach Bertie Ahern went on a prolonged lap of honour while the country was on fire.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Former Labour minister of state Senator Aodhán Ó Riordáin has said he finds the situation regarding the Taoiseach’s future “unbelievable’’. He told t(...)

The proposed injection centre would open for 12 hours a day, seven days a week and would cost between €1.5 million and €1.8 million per year. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government will on Tuesday discuss legislation which would exempt drug users from prosecution if found with certain illegal drugs in a supervised(...)

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