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Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Brussels on Monday following a meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

The Government is to consider including a two-third majority lock in any legislation to replace the Eighth Amendment. Tánaiste Simon Coveney is to as(...)

 Michael McDowell: has clashed with Minister for Transport Shane Ross publicly.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil proposal to nominate Senator Michael McDowell as chairman of an Oireachtas committee on Seanad reform is being blocked by Mini(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits St Laurence O’Toole girls’ national school in Seville Place, Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael’s future in the post-Enda era was much discussed at the Mayo GAA senior players’ inaugural Christmas lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel. The bal(...)

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: When in doubt, just forget. Photograph: Tom Honan

At the very outset – and let me be absolutely clear about this – I had no hand, act or part in the erection of last week’s column. I did not commissi(...)

Senator Paddy Burke, Pearse Doherty TD, Michael McGrath TD and John McGuinness TD at the launch of the report reviewing the credit union sector.

Credit unions need long-term lending to help them to raise their loan-to-asset ratio and to enhance their survival prospects, members of an Oireachtas(...)

Simon Harris: the  Minister for Health is scheduled to meet his party’s Senators ahead of the debate to discuss some of their concerns. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael Senators have criticised “unworkable” and “politically correct” plans to hide alcohol from display in small shops. Minister for Health Simo(...)

Enda Kenny at the 1976 Fine Gael ardfheis.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to confirm within weeks he will not contest the next general election. Mr Kenny, who stood aside as taoiseach(...)

Dunloy turn the tables on Cushendall
  • Hurling
  • September 24, 2017, 18:10

Cuchullains, Dunloy 2-15 Ruairi Og, Cushendall 2-9 Five unanswered points at the start of the second half paved the way for Dunloy’s 12th Antrim seni(...)

The victorious Galway team celebrate at Carton House. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Galway washed away the pain of a third successive AIG Barton Shield final defeat when they claimed the AIG Senior Cup for the third time in 12 years w(...)

The Daft.ie report found that house prices in Ireland have risen more in the first six months of 2017 than in the whole of last year

House prices will continue to rise for the next five to 10 years unless drastic action is taken, a report released on Friday by property website Daft.(...)

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