An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the turning of the sod at the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar. Photo: Alison Laredo

Maria Bailey Dún Laoghaire I wouldn’t be supportive of the calls for him to stand aside by September. The most important thing is for us to foc(...)

The Wild Atlantic Way “passport” can be stamped with motifs at post offices.

A new Wild Atlantic Way “passport” has been launched by Fáilte Ireland in a joint initiative with An Post to “deepen visitor engagement” with the coas(...)

By appointing 18 junior ministers, Enda Kenny has stretched the toleration point to its limits, and possibly beyond. All the more so because 15 of the Ministers of State are from his own party, Fine Gael. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As Taoiseach Enda Kenny reeled off the list of new Ministers of State in the Dáil on Thursday evening, it wasn’t the individual names that commanded m(...)

New chief whip Regina Doherty speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s Oireachtas Reform Programme at the Dáil last March, with party members Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Eoghan Murphy  and David Stanton. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least 10 of the ministers of State to be named in coming days will not have held office before. The Cabinet is expected to approve the full comp(...)

TD Paul Murphy: he said  he  paid his own fees in the District Court but legal fees ballooned in the move to the Circuit Court and could be over €100,000. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has called on politicians who criticised his successful application for free legal aid to withdraw their remark(...)

Patrick O’Donovan

Patrick O’Donovan was elected to the Dáil in February 2011. The 38-year-old is a native of Newcastle West in Co Limerick. He was first elected to Lim(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Eric Luke

It’s vicious in Cork South-Central, where five high-profile sitting TDs are battling for one of four seats in this redrawn constituency. There’ll be b(...)

The University of Limerick issued High Court proceedings against the Limerick Leader after it published details of allegations of financial mismanagement.

The chief executive of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Tom Boland is to travel to Limerick on Tuesday to meet a “whistleblower” who has made alle(...)

The Longboat Quay apartment complex in Dublin’s docklands, built by Bernard McNamara. Residents  face a possible evacuation or a  bill of €4 million for fire safety works in the building. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

When the shiny new development went up on the banks of the Liffey a decade ago, its name seemed an appropriate nod to Dublin’s rich Viking past. But (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with Mary Fitzpatrick, who won automatic selection last week to be the sole candidate in her Dublin constituency, and Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil’s strict application of its gender quota rules has resulted in another two women gaining selection as general election candidates witho(...)

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