Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at the first Cabinet meeting of newly appointed Ministers yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the State Reception Room in Áras an Uachtaráin, an insightful photographer made a telling request. “Could you all move a little to the left?”And in(...)

Ministers and other members of the Oireachtas outside the Department of the Taoiseach’s office yesterday after the announcement of the new Cabinet. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It was as well that there were some surprises when Taoiseach Enda Kenny unveiled the new Cabinet in the Dáil yesterday because the weeks of interminab(...)

The new line-up: Cabinet members at a ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain after Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton reshuffled the Government team. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Like Tom Crean’s epic passage across the frozen Antarctic, the small band of Labour and Fine Gael negotiators ended up on a tortuous and dramatic jour(...)

Heather Humphreys (right) has been named as Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht during her first term in the Dáil. Photograph: Merrion Street/Government Information Service.

The Cabinet reshuffle has seen a relative unknown parachuted into the Arts portfolio. Heather Humphreys has been named as Minister for the Arts, Herit(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan and Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Merrion Street/Government Information Service.

TDs cheered and applauded loudly as the new Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys took her seat in the Dáil as the new G(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny unveils his new Cabinet in the Dáil this afternoon.

A Cheann Comhairle, I wish to inform the House that the President, acting on my advice, has accepted the resignations of Deputy Pat Rabbitte, Deput(...)

A re-run of the local elections in the Ballybay-Clones area will be held following the sudden death of outgoing councillor and candidate Owen Bannigan today.

A Fine Gael councillor seeking re-election in Co Monaghan died suddenly today after collapsing near his home at Ballybay.Owen Bannigan (54), was a ke(...)

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