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Taoiseach Enda Kenny stands in Government Buildings with members of the new Cabinet. Photograph: Merrion Street

At long last, we know the make-up of the new Cabinet. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has revealed his new ministerial line-up, with some big-name changes and a(...)

President Michael D Higgins with the new Minister for Health Simon Harris and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Aras an Uachtarain. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

New Minister for Health Simon Harris has called on those involved in the dispute over the governance of the National Maternity Hospital after its prop(...)

 President Michael D. Higgins (centre)and Taoiseach Enda Kenny (third left), with newly elected Cabinet  members, at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday night following the formation of a government 70 days after the general election. Photograph: PA

The new Cabinet has held its first meeting at Áras an Uachtaráin following the approval in the Dáil yesterday of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s nominations. (...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny leaving the Dáil after the vote. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Dáil had almost died of fright by the time Enda Kenny’s new Government was dragged kicking and screaming into this world. You think you’ve seen (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny:  Once again at ease with himself and back in power. Photograph: AFP

On the first Saturday of last November, Enda Kenny gathered with 400 supporters in the Breaffy House Hotel in Castlebar to toast the 40th anniversary(...)

Micheál Martin Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin: has led party into an unfamiliar political no-man’s land. Photograph: Eric Luke

The novel arrangement to facilitate a Fine Gael-led minority government, painstakingly put in place over recent weeks and made incarnate yesterday af(...)

I Did It: An Taoiseach after being re-elected shows the clenched fist as he departs Leinster House for Áras An Uachtaráin. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Enda Kenny has promised to work in partnership to build a better Ireland following his election as Taoiseach yesterday during a day of drama at Leinst(...)

Newly elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives to receive his seal of office from President Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The brave new world of Irish politics did not get off to the best of starts yesterday. Enda Kenny was elected for a second successive term as Taoiseac(...)

For Enda Kenny yesterday was a bittersweet affair. He was re-elected as Taoiseach and became the first Fine Gael leader to secure a second term – but (...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: the new Government has signed up to a big spending package and it will to fall to him  to ensure there is no swerve off course. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

After a bruising election, Michael Noonan’s return to the Department of Finance is seen as a signal of fiscal continuity. The new Government has sig(...)

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