Pat Kenny in his Newstalk studio. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny may be one of Ireland’s top broadcasters, but he’s equally prone to the occasionally bizarre moment that prompts the question whether he’s o(...)

When the huge poster was unveiled on Tuesday, Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin posed happily beside it.  Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

While Sinn Féin may be dithering over whether or not to move a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing, the selfie-loving minister has no (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: ‘The Bill places the information and tracing service on a statutory footing for the first time.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Legislation that would allow adoptees secure information about their adoptions should pass through the Oireachtas by the end of the year if there is c(...)

Richard Boyd-Barrett: When he brought the story closer to home, the TDs in the chamber looked and listened with a mixture of upset and concern. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s getting to the stage now where we’d be glad to see a bit of ordinary bribery and corruption. A nice political scandal involving money and gallop(...)

Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Public Exepnditure & Reform. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Government has spending flexibility or “fiscal space” of €1.8 billion for this year’s budget but Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe stressed it (...)

Leo Varadkar said he only bumped into Denis O’Brien in Davos. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted he did not have a private meeting with businessman Denis O’Brien when he attended the recent World Economic Forum (...)

Richard Boyd Barrett, Bríd Smith and Gino Kenny of People Before Profit launch their Vote Yes campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Any legislation that replaces the Eighth Amendment should not be reconsidered for a Dáil term, People before Profit has said. The party launched its (...)

 Sr Stanislaus Kennedy said she was ‘deeply concerned’ at the Government’s continued emphasis on family hubs as a means to address the crisis for families.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As new figures show a huge increase in the number of homeless families, two of Ireland’s leading housing campaigners say they have “lost all confidenc(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar shakes hands with US president Donald Trump at the Friends of Ireland luncheon at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar extended an invitation to Donald Trump to visit Ireland when he met the US president for the first time on Thursday in the Whit(...)

The students are demanding that proposed supplemental examination fees be scrapped; affordable rental options be introduced and that student fees not be increased. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Students who occupied a building in Trinity College Dublin have announced an end to the protest that began earlier this week over the introduction of (...)

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