Micheal Martin

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Holly Cairns urged the Taoiseach to call a halt to the legislation which has been passed by the Seanad. File photograph: Alan Betson

There were heated Dáil exchanges over controversial Mother and Baby Homes legislation when the Taoiseach insisted the Bill was necessary to ensure rec(...)

St Ursula and Her Companions, from a 19th-century engraving based on a painting by Filippo Bigioli. Getty Images

Thanks to their various ravages of Europe in the fourth and fifth centuries, the Huns have earned a permanently bad name. But one thing they are almos(...)

The Government plans to keep schools open under Level 5 of the Living with Covid plan. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said schools can be “assured” that all necessary measures will be put in place to ensure a successful return to(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘There are no laws or powers that can change the nature of the virus.’ Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said if people “pulled together over the next six weeks we will have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas in a meaningful w(...)

‘Until we get a vaccine, normal life will not resume as we know it,’ said Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photo illustration:  Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Last Wednesday evening, shortly after announcing yet another round of restrictions, effectively cancelling Halloween and raising a big question mark o(...)

The poll’s findings  suggest  that with the Government reluctant to take the advice of public health experts to reintroduce many elements of the lockdown, it may have to justify this decision to the public

They’re bracing themselves. A huge majority of people believe the worst of the pandemic has yet to come, and while they believe the Government is hand(...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, whose Dying with Dignity Bill faces  faces significant resistance from members of the medical profession.  ‘It is not going to be straightforward and it is difficult to know where it will go.’ Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny has warned that progression of his Dying with Dignity Bill will not be straightforward and a referendum may still b(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said it was ‘clear disability services are not resourced properly by the HSE or the State’ and criticised a ‘belittling’ attitude of some towards the sector

Future generations will “hang their heads in shame” at the way people with disabilities are treated, the chairman of a new Oireachtas committee on dis(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at the Convention Centre Dublin: the seats are built for the comfort of theatre audiences, not for taoisigh hopping up and down to answer questions. Photograph: Maxwells

Micheál Martin prides himself on being fit as a FFlea. But he is having great difficulty managing the swing-up seats in the Convention Centre. Their (...)

 Minister Eamon Ryan, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Julian Behal

The first Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll to be conducted since the coalition government took office three months ago contains a reality check, some encou(...)

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