The draft wording sets out a list of guarantees that IAG, headed by Willie Walsh (pictured), must fulfil before any offer can be considered by the Government. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eight Labour Party TDs will submit a motion raising concerns about the IAG bid for Aer Lingus at the party’s national conference in Killarney this we(...)

Photograph: Dennis Hallinan/Jupiter/Getty

Another year, another round of auspicious anniversaries, whether we want it or not. One might think that 2015 would be relatively light on commemor(...)

 Michael McNamara, Andrew Doyle  (Chair) and Éamon Ó Cuív of the Joint Sub-committee on Fisheries launching their report on Inis Oírr off the Co Galway Coast. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Residents on the Aran Island of Inis Oírr have questioned how the proposed fish farm for Galway Bay could have survived the recent hurricane force win(...)

Independent TD Séamus Healy: called on the Government to include cases of fatal foetal abnormalities in the Bill.

The theatre of a late-night Dáil sitting and the prospect of a junior minister going overboard may have lent some drama to its final passage into law,(...)

Responding to opposition criticism of the overnight debate, Eamon Gilmore said the abortion legistlation was ‘sensitive’ and ‘ felt that time should be given’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has defended the Government’s decision to allow the all-night debate on the abortion legislati(...)