Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said measures aimed at reducing meat consumption in Ireland should not be taken at the expense of family farms. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of political spin over comments he made recently about the need to reduce meat c(...)

Constance Cassidy, centre, with a group of current and former female government ministers who gathered at Lissadell House in Sligo in July 2018, to commemorate the 89th anniversary of the death of Countess Markievicz. Photograph: James Connolly

Frances Fitzgerald, Jan O’Sullivan and Heather Humphreys are members of the exclusive club of 19 women who have served as senior Government Ministers (...)

More than 3,000 representatives from major construction companies, developers and property managers are expected to attend the National Construction Summit on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

MONDAY Results: McDonalds. Indicators: Euro-zone loan growth (Mar); German retail sales (Mar), inflation (Apr). TUESDAY Results: Trinity Biotec(...)

Martin Ferris: could not travel to US

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris was forced to cancel a tour of the United States after the US State Department did not issue him a visa in time to travel. (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams laughs as Mary Lou McDonald watches after a pre-election news conference in Dublin in  February 24, 2016. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Gerry Adams AGM addressed the Sinn Féin’s Cúige Uladh in Belfast this morning. Here is the full text of Gerry Adams’s speech: A chairde, This AGM co(...)

Former tánaiste Ray MacSharry with former taoisigh Brian Cowen and Albert Reynolds. Mr MacSharry has defended pension payments to politicians. File photograph: The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil tánaiste Ray MacSharry has said he has “quite a number” of pensions and he does not begrudge retired politicians the money they are(...)

The case at the centre of the row involves a woman who, as a child, was placed in a care home in the south east in 1989. She was 11 and remained there until 2009, during which period she was allegedly subject to severe abuse. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

HSE director general Tony O’Brien has promised to give a comprehensive answer to the Public Accounts Committee over accusations it lied to members in (...)

Fine Gael’s John Deasy accused the HSE of lying to the Oireachtas over the apology. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Senior Health Service Executive (HSE) officials have been accused of “lying” to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over claims it apologised to a vul(...)

Micheál Martin: worried about the “overarching” influence of the army council. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Do you remember Lola? She was a showgirl. She danced in the Copacabana, but that was 30 years ago when there used to be a show. Then times changed and(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at Heuston station: “They gathered up all the shiny things they gave the country over the last four years and made a big deal of handing them over again.” Photograph: The Irish Times

“Bing Bong! We are now approaching Heuston station. Will politicians at the rear of the platform please move forward to the microphones in order to al(...)

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