Senator Gerard Craughwell said he believed, as a former member of the defence forces, he would have support from veterans. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell believes he has “massive support” for his bid for the presidency. He told RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke show t(...)

Former  minister for finance Michael Noonan who had not declared his position: “We’ll see what is in the Bill but my general disposition would be to support what is being proposed by the Government.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Many TDs who were previously opposed to the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion now say they will vote for it, a survey by The Irish Times h(...)

 Willie Penrose. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

State agencies questioned about continued flooding on the Galway-Limerick railway line have been told to “buck up” and find a solution to it. “You (...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross: his Road Traffic Bill has met with strong opposition from rural politicians. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unlike the Bill to reform the way judges are appointed, the efforts of Minister for Transport Shane Ross to change the State drink-driving laws are al(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan speaking to reporters when she launched the Laura Lynn Heroes ball which will take place on May 12th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ has said it has “established procedures” on how to deal with an employee or contractor who wants to seek public office, as broadcaster Miriam O’Ca(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee: ‘The country simply did not have the resources at that stage to commit to that level of investment’, a spokesman for Mr Varadkar said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his decision when minister for transport more than six years ago to drop west and northwest projects from an EU cr(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan (left) after signing a warrant at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday granting a posthumous pardon for Myles Joyce in respect of his conviction for the 1882 Maamtrasna murder case. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said some of the names mentioned in the race to contest President Michael D Higgins “should not be taken ser(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

Roscommon-Galway Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice reaffirmed his opposition to the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Abortion will remain restricted to certain circumstances even if the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is repealed and terminations are made lawful(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly said the Government was behaving in a way that was “unacceptable”,“sly” and “undermines the process” in relation to the National Development Plan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government has been accused of engaging in “skulduggery” by trying to avoid a vote on the National Development Plan and the National Planning Fram(...)

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