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 Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking with Alan Shatter at Airfield, Dundrum in February. File photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has said it is “not tenable” for Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Government to continue to accept a report which(...)

Alan Kelly is expected to signal his intent in relation to the Labour Party leadership on the Late Late Show tomorrow night. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour Party members are split on who should next lead the party, but most appear to be backing either Seán Sherlock or Alan Kelly, rather than forme(...)

Regina Doherty: expected to have a heavy workload as Chief Whip because of the new Dáil arithmetic.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to appoint one of his most vocal critics, Fine Gael Waterford TD John Deasy, as a Minister of State in a list of app(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams shifted deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald from public expenditure and reform. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has insisted he will lead the party into the next general election. Speaking as he unveiled his new frontbench team, Mr (...)

The Cabinet at its first full meeting on Wednesday.

The Government has outlined a range of measures designed to tackle the housing crisis which it says will be initiated in its first 100 days in office.(...)

Dublin Mid-West TD Eoin Ó Broin said measures introduced by the last government to halt excessive rent increases had failed and rents are now higher than they were at the peak of the Celtic Tiger. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government is to link funding for local authorities with their performance on providing social housing. In the programme for partnership agreed (...)

Joan Burton announces her departure as Labour leader. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

The familiar red jacket had been decommissioned. In its place, a different statement piece. The colour was resignation black and Joan Burton was st(...)

Brendan Howlin has the support of party chairman Willie Penrose. He is also said to have the backing of two of the other potential leadership contenders, Seán Sherlock and Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former minister for public expenditure Brendan Howlin is considering contesting the leadership of the Labour Party following the resignation of Joan B(...)

Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Dear Enda, Micheál and whatever Independents you have promised roads and hospitals to in the national interest. Now that you have formed your not-a(...)

Enda Kenny: deciding who to appoint  to the Upper House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is understood to be considering appointing Independent Averil Power to the Seanad. Mr Kenny has the power to select 11 candidate(...)

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