Joan Burton

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Brendan Howlin. Joan Burton said it would be ‘unfair’ if his leadership was discussed before he outlines how Labour will increase its popularity, and win more local authority seats, next spring. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Brendan Howlin should be allowed outline how he intends to improve Labour’s fortunes in next year’s local elections before his leadership is debated, (...)

Brendan Howlin succeeded Joan Burton as Labour leader in May 2016.

Sixteen Labour councillors have signed a letter in support of the embattled party leader Brendan Howlin. The party’s low poll ratings, which have sh(...)

A small strip of land next to the UCD boat club has been set aside by the OPW for a bridge. Google Street View

Government officials are in talks about building Dublin’s newest bridge over the Liffey, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe ha(...)

Construction at the Lidl site in Jobstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

On the morning after the Lidl on Fortunestown Lane in Jobstown, Co Dublin, was broken into and looted last March, Solidarity councillor Brian Leech wa(...)

The accused gave a false name when charged with trespassing.

A homeless woman suffering from alcohol and heroin addictions has admitted carrying out an “opportunistic” burglary at the home of former tánaiste Joa(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe acknowledged there is ‘a lot of progress to make’ to address the disparity between men and women in the most senior positions. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The gender gap at the top in the Department of Finance is “unacceptable”, Paschal Donohoe has admitted. He acknowledged there is “a lot of progress t(...)

Labour finance spokeswoman Joan Burton said there was a need for a standing commission on taxation to deal with tax loopholes and other controversies. File photograph: Bloomberg

Legislation that aims to tackle once and for all the “emerging international view of Ireland as a tax haven,” has been introduced in the Dáil. Labour(...)

Deputy Joan Burton had to leave a community policing meeting early after hearing about the alleged break-in at her home. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A 44-year-old woman of no fixed abode has been remanded in custody after being charged with a burglary at the home of former tánaiste Joan Burton in D(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The name of the Irish Film Board has been formally changed to keep up with the “digital revolution” in film and TV, Minister for Culture Josepha Madig(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten at the launch of “Empowering Communities for Climate Action” on Wednesday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Tuesday was a big day for apologies in Leinster House. Everyone enjoyed them so much it was decided to continue with the theme. The Taoiseach apolo(...)

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