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Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “I have faith and every confidence in the Garda Commissioner to do her job.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Taoiseach Enda Kenny again defended Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan but admitted “all is not well’’ in the force. He said he could not stand ove(...)

Up to 200,000 people participated in Darkness into Light events across the country last Saturday morning. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Independent Senator Joan Freeman has said she was surprised the Taoiseach had the “neck’’ to go on a mental health walk given the cutback in funding f(...)

 Independent Alliance member and Minister for Tourism Shane Ross said a ‘compromise was reached’ over how Ministers are notified over UN votes. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Cabinet will be notified of controversial United Nations votes in advance in future following a “very direct” exchange of views over Saudi Arabia toda(...)

Enda Kenny during the summit of EU leaders  in Brussels: the elevation of Irish concerns to European priorities is about as good as we could have hoped for at this stage. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Two important signals this week – one political, one economic – suggest that the only prudent course for the Government is to now prepare for the poss(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  claimed Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar had launched a national campaign on welfare fraud which overstated savings by more than 1,000 per cent. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused two senior Fine Gael Ministers of “promoting misleading and potentially fake statistics”. Mr Martin cla(...)

Maternity hospital will have full clinical independence – Kenny 1:23

The proposed national maternity hospital will have full clinical independence, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. His comments follow the recent controve(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny listens to questions during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: AP

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he will speak to his party soon regarding his leadership, now that the Brexit guidelines have been agreed by European leader(...)

The Oireachtas committee has proposed a levy for householders who use excessive water. However the size of the fine and the method of collecting such monies has yet to be agreed between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Legislation to abolish domestic water charges will be ready within six weeks, but details of refunds will not be outlined at that point. Minister for(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “What we want to do there is to put in place a legally waterproof situation where it’ll be perfectly clear for everybody that what’s at stake here are proper world-class facilities for expectant mothers and for pregnant women.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Government will ensure the transfer of ownership of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to the religious-owned St (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: there are too many challenges in the world for the UK to expect the EU to be solely preoccupied with Brexit and UK concerns. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that good results for the European Union, and Ireland specifically, in the Brexit talks hinge on continued (...)

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