President Michael D Higgins thanks schools communities for their commitment this year in a online video as part of ‘Go raibh maith agaibh’ day.

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the country’s school communities for their “generous commitment” in ensuring schools could remain open(...)

Kamala Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, after she accepted the Democratic nomination for vice-president in August. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

While it is unclear if next year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations will go ahead as planned given the coronavirus pandemic, Taoiseach Micheál Martin may(...)

President-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris with her husband Doug Emhoff and Jill Biden during a celebratory event held outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president-elect Joe Biden is assembling a transition team as he prepares to assume the presidency of the United States, bringing to a close four ye(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar speaks in the Dáil on Tuesday afternoon. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has apologised for “errors of judgment” after he released a confidential document negotiated with the Irish Medical Organisation(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: “In relation to any dark chapter from our past, I want openness, I want transparency, and I want honesty – and I want to shed a light on that.” Photograph: Getty Images

The Government wants to introduce legislation to offer children held in Mother and Babies homes greater rights to adoption records, but “unfettered ac(...)

Photograph: Stephen Heaney/Inpho

You have to think the board of Tennis Ireland (TI) are feeling this week how the board of Hockey Ireland (HI) were feeling last week. You, have dotted(...)

Pensioners Betty O’Mahony, Eileen O’Neill and Lillian Hamill discuss the budget in Tory Top Park, in Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

All politics is local, especially in Cork. Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s neighbours watched him as he grew up in Turner’s Cross on the city’s southside. (...)

“There are around 250 wind farms now onshore in Ireland, and we probably need about another 80 by 2030, with maybe four, five or six more offshore wind farms.” Photograph: Getty Images

Imagine the scene, it is a bright, crisp October morning in 2030, yet the house, insulated heavily with the help of a State grant in 2027, is still re(...)

 Pictured in Bray, Co Wicklow are Stephen Kavanagh (left), manager of The Anchor, and Shane O’Farrell (right), owner of several pubs in the area, including The Anchor, The Ardmore, Max & Harvey’s, The Wild Goose and Butler & Barry’s. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Many people breathed a sigh of relief on Monday night when Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that the country was moving to Level 3 instead of Level (...)

Taosieach Micheál Martin said he was not at all happy that former ministers ‘would be taking up positions’ in the area they had responsibility for ‘immediately after or within months of having left office’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath is to review the legislation covering the remit of the Standards in Public Office (Sipo) Co(...)

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