Labour TD for Dublin Mid-West Robert Dowds who has decided not to contest the next general election.

Labour TD for Dublin Mid-West Robert Dowds has confirmed he will not contest the general election. In a surprise move, Mr Dowds said he would step dow(...)

Ruairí Quinn, who along with fellow former Labour leaders Pat Rabbitte and Eamon Gilmore, will not contest the next election. Photograph: Frank Miller

One hundred TDs and Senators – or close to half the Oireachtas – are not expected to return to Leinster House after the general election, with €14 mil(...)

Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

The scene at Croftwood Gardens, Ballyfermot, Dublin, where a six-year-old boy was shot last week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has spoken to the acting Garda Commissioner about the shooting incident in which a six-year-old boy was injur(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Shane Ross: “If a message is to go out today from us to the people, it should be that the commissioner should fall on his sword and resign because of his behaviour and because of his deep politicisation in this particular controversy”

A call has been made for Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan to “fall on his sword” and resign. Independent (...)

Junior trade minister Joe Costello, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for  Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton at the launch of the Review of the Government Trade, Tourism and Investment Strategy, at Iveagh House in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael and Labour backbenchers retain confidence in Minister for Justice Alan Shatter, but are anxious he clears up (...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan:   said the fire brigade expected to have the blaze under control by this evening. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Seventy-five firefighters were involved at one point in dealing with the fire at the Oxigen waste recycling plant in Ballymount, Dublin, Minister f(...)

Speaking to political correspondents over Christmas, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore restated his support for reducing income taxes on hard-pressed working fam(...)

“What was interesting was that all the young people said, ‘I sound like a junkie’, and all the older people said, ‘I sound really common’. And that’s because they never hear their own accents on TV,” says DCTV’s Ciaran Moore (right) with Barry Lennon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“What’s the password?” asks the Irish Times photographer of the man who’s knocking on the door.“DCTV is broke,” says the man and laughs. It’s Ciaran M(...)