Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath was in hot water for his comment about “political policing”.

Minister of State Finian McGrath has said he was “thrown under the bus” by a Government colleague following his controversial remarks about “political(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “If you are the directly elected lord mayor of Cork city, for example, you will arguably be the most influential and powerful politician in the country outside of Cabinet.” Photograph: Clare Keogh

The Government hopes the creation of three directly elected mayor positions can address a democratic deficit in local government which sees policy dec(...)

Former FAI chief executive. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Former junior sports minister Patrick O’Donovan has defended describing the former FAI chief executive John Delaney as being “always a great man to br(...)

Senator Alice Mary Higgins aims at overhauling the bid system for all public projects. Photograph: Sarah Doyle/PA Wire

Senior public servants would have to sign off on procurement contracts where lowest price only is chosen and be obliged to publish their rationale und(...)

‘You can bet the house’ that Peter Casey, pictured, will run for the European Parliament, and the Dáil, according to his friend Senator Gerard Craughwell. Photo Nick Bradshaw

He hasn’t gone away, you know. Peter Casey, the initial no-hoper who confounded commentators and critics by coming a strong second to Michael D Higgi(...)

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock: If his Bill becomes law, the resale of tickets for large concerts and sporting events for more than face value will be banned. Photograph: Eric Luke

Any attempt to ban the resale of tickets for major events at above face value prices will be a breach of constitutional rights to own property, a comp(...)

Minister for Trade Pat Breen: positive signs in the relationship between the EU and the United States, despite recent turmoil. File photograph: Tom Honan

Minister of State for Trade Pat Breen has called on the EU and the United States to “step from the brink” amid signs of escalating tensions between th(...)

John Sisk & Son: came first in “Construction Magazine” top 50 Construction Industry Federation  contractors for 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Republic’s top construction companies increased their combined turnover by 12 per cent in the last year, despite a slow recovery rate in the resid(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A new Bill published by the Government will provide for more extensive data sharing between public bodies and will deliver “tangible benefits” to the (...)

Niall Collins of Fianna Fáil: “I think some of our parliamentary party are disconnected from where the public are. That is evident, and it was borne out in recent polls.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The impact of Kerry opposition to repealing the Eighth Amendment ahead of the vote may well have influenced public opinion on the Limerick border. In(...)

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