Minister Paschal Donohoe: there are ‘constant demands for increases in expenditure’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has defended his fiscal policies and rejected criticism from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (Ifac) after it de(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Irish Government was informed last September about Scotland’s intentions to enforce its claim to the territorial waters around Rockall.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the Irish Government was informed last September about Scotland’s intentions to enforce its claim (...)

Controversial US pastor Steven L Anderson thanked Ireland for banning him because he was getting lots of extra listeners.  Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Pastor Steven Anderson, the first person banned from Ireland under the 1999 Immigration Act, believes its is the country’s loss that he will not be ab(...)

RTÉ reporter Kieran Dineen said many of the  people on the Ryanair flight to Malta were “quite inebriated” and he witnessed several fights. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A RTÉ reporter who flew to Malta on a Ryanair flight on Tuesday has painted a picture of a chaotic and sometimes “quite scary” journey during which se(...)

Since February 2019 the figures show an increase of 41 in the total number of homeless, of whom 37 were children, setting a new record level. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of advocacy at homeless charity Focus Ireland has called on the Minister for Housing to look at the right to a home provision in the Constitu(...)

Tega Agberhiere (17), an underage Irish soccer international who suffered serious injuries during an attack last in which gardaí said a ‘corrosive substance’ was used. Photograph: Damian Tiernan via Twitter

Gardaí believe drain-cleaning fluid may have used in an attack on a number of teenagers in Co Waterford last week. The incident occurred in the Earls(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (C), shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer and shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey  in the Houses of Parliament in London preparing for a meeting with prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May and the British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn held a “useful but inconclusive” meeting on the way forward on Brexit o(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris.

A protest outside Minister for Health Simon Harris’s home on Sunday afternoon has been condemned by politicians, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organis(...)

The flooded car park at Toft Park behind the Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill, Galway, during Storm Erik on Friday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Two ships disabled in major storm related incidents off the Irish coast on Friday are expected into port on Saturday morning. An Irish trawler and a (...)

‘I don’t want to have to intervene any more to take away more powers from councillors in this process, but it’s becoming very difficult as I see more objections,’ Eoghan Murphy said.Photograph:Tom Honan

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has said politicians who object to new housing developments are putting the Government in a “very difficult positio(...)

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