The board of the State’s health watchdog will meet next Thursday to discuss an alleged conflict of interest involving its chairman Brian McEnery. Mr (...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said paying the money back would cost an estimated €230 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Reversing changes to the State pension introduced in 2012 would cost €60 million next year and a further €10 million annually, Tánaiste Frances Fitzge(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: the Taoiseach said the only time Ms McDonald was not scripted was when she was interrupting Government speakers

Leo Varadkar and Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald traded insults in the Dáil on Wednesday after the Taoiseach accused her of scripting the q(...)

Mary Lou McDonald speaking at a business breakfast in west Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Micheál Martin of “playing a very cynical game” after the Fianna Fáil leader rejected the idea o(...)

 Regina Doherty said the Garda Commissioner  had an incredible track record in her service to public life. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been described as “an incredible role model for women in this county’’ by Minister for Employment and Social (...)

Gerry Adams: he described confidence and supply deals such as the one between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as “fundamentally dishonest”. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

A future coalition government involving Sinn Féin must have a strategy for Irish unification, party leader Gerry Adams has indicated. Mr Adams said h(...)

Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams and his delegation speak with members of the media after meeting  Leo Varadkar in south Belfast. Photograph: AFP/ Paul Faith/Getty

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said he intends to lead the party into the next general election in the Republic. Amid ongoing speculation over w(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: “You either take the plunge and you go into government or you don’t.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader, Mary Lou McDonald, has rejected the prospect of the party supporting a minority government from the sidelines after the nex(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: ““Unionism no longer dominates. If it wishes to be in power it will be only on the basis of powersharing and equality”

Brexit has created a constitutional earthquake and its aftershocks have exposed the fault lines of partition in Ireland, Sinn Féin’s deputy leader Mar(...)

Ray MacSharry: he is requesting that his name be removed from the record of the House and be withdrawn from the transcription of Ms McDonald’s comments

Former tánaiste Ray MacSharry has asked the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure and Privileges to remove references to him possessing an Ansbacher accou(...)