Sean O Rourke

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Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is to take up a role as a chief executive of the Irish Banking and Payments Federation.

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has announced that he will not contest the European Parliament elections next May and will instead take up a new role with a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Minister for Health Simon Harris and said the HSE’s practice of passing its problems onto the Department of Health needs to change.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended the Minister for Health Simon Harris and said the HSE’s practice of passing its problems onto the Department of He(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív insists he did nothing wrong by attending the launch of what appeared to be the announcement of a candidate running under (...)

Live gigs kill the radio star? Nicky Byrne, pictured with co-presenter Jenny Greene, will leave 2fm for an unconfirmed period when Westlife embarks on its reunion tour.

RTÉ 2fm closed in on rival Today FM’s market share, while Radio 1 added listeners in the morning but lost them in the afternoon, the latest radio figu(...)

A file photograph of passengers leaving Terminal 2 in Dublin airport. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

A report on the future of the State’s airports was brought to Cabinet on Tuesday by Minister for Transport Shane Ross. The study examines the require(...)

Ireland’s presidential candidates Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Sean Gallagher, President Michael D Higgins and Liadh Ní Riada: a poll on Wednesday put Higgins at almost 70 per cent. Photograph:   Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The 2018 presidential election campaign is often compared to the campaign of seven years ago. But for a more appropriate comparison, go back another s(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaks at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght, Co Dublin on Thursday announcing his arts initiative. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has defended the amount he is spending on his election campaign, the number of public engagements he has fulfilled and his(...)

Peter Casey and his wife Helen at the EPIC centre in Dublin for the official launch of his presidential campaign. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Presidential candidate Peter Casey has claimed Pavee Point, the centre which represents Travellers, has poorly represented its community. He said tha(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said so far he is satisfied with the Minister for Communications’ explanation over his meetings with the lead bidder for th(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  in RTÉ Radio for the Today with Seán O’Rourke show. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe faced questions in the traditional post-Budget radio interview on Wednesday insisting he was increasing investmen(...)

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