The departure of Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin president will be a defining moment for the prospects of his party south of the border. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The decision of Gerry Adams to step down as leader of Sinn Féin next year after 35 years in the post has huge implications for the future of politics (...)

Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland are due to hold the first of seven one-day strikes on Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Special treatment for striking gardaí and secondary teachers would be “unacceptable” and trigger a series of claims from unions inside the Lansdowne R(...)

Kate O’Connell recently criticised Enda Kenny’s decision to create another three junior ministries, increasing the number from 15 to 18, as “jobs for the boys”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sometimes it is not what is said, but the mere fact of it being said at all. Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, speaking on The Irish Times Inside Politics (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar:  taking in view from Hawkins House penthouse, though he’s not planning to leave Dublin 15.

Important Health Notice. When is the last time you checked your credentials? It is vital to do this on a regular basis, looking out for warning signs (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin canvassing outside Tara St Dart station in Dublin for the party’s candidate in the European elections Mary Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times.

Micheál Martin has said he does not believe Fianna Fáil’s performance in Dublin in next month’s local and European elections will have a bearin(...)

Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, speaking at the launch of the Law Reform Commission Report on Jury Service.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The row between the Government and the judiciary escalated last night when judges expressed concern that their independence wa(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of the party’s election manifesto in 2011.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Democracy requires accountability and accountability is synonymous with integrity, transparency and honesty. The willingness of elected represe(...)

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