Former minister for Health James Reilly at the count centre in Cloghran. photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A number of Government Ministers lost their seats in a bruising general election for Fine Gael and Labour. Deputy leader of Fine Gael James Reilly, (...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has been criticised for calling Fianna Fáil  the ‘old enemy’. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesman Niall Collins has criticised Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes for referring to Fianna Fáil as the “old enemy”. Mr Collins sa(...)

 Pat Carey has “absolutely and unconditionally” denied “any impropriety” following sexual abuse allegations against a politician, and said that he did not know if the allegations related to him. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley has rejected suggestions that the party told Pat Carey to step down as director of elections. Mr Carey resigned from his (...)

Be under no illusion; the EU sceptics see migration as an opportunity to break the EU. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

The refugee crisis is now the biggest challenge facing the EU. The failure of Europe to find agreement and to act decisively on the issue has the pote(...)

Kenny downplays expectation of giveaway budget following strong exchequer returns. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs and Senators were told by the party’s electoral strategists they must emphasise stability in the election campaign, and that fear of (...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has agreed to address MEPs on the Irish bailout in November, as part of a compromise agreed between the E(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton is expected to raise the transfer pact proposal at the parliamentary party’s away day in Wicklow next month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

  Tánaiste Joan Burton will ask Labour TDs and Senators to give their assent to a vote transfer pact with Fine Gael when the parliamentary(...)

“What’s wrong with taxing inherited wealth? It’s about the most progressive and least economically damaging kind of taxation there is.” Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

I’m sure I’m not the only one who is sick of hearing about “hard choices” from people with great salaries, ample expenses and luxurious pensions. So l(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has called on the Greek political leaders to “ditch their aggressive, provocative language”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has called on the Greek political leaders to “ditch their aggressive, provocative language”. In a statement released before (...)

European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici defended EU proposals made to Greece to resolve its debt crisis and said it was now up to Athens to propose alternative budget remedies if it preferred

EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has expressed confidence that Ireland will engage constructively with a proposal to introduce a mandatory common t(...)

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