Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Killarney convention will begin tonight with a short speech by Mr Martin and conclude with his leader’s address tomorrow at 8.30pm. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil is expecting up to 3,000 delegates at its ardfheis in Co Kerry, this weekend. The convention at the INEC(...)

Martin Murphy, chairman of JobBridge and managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, has defended the internship scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The chairman of JobBridge has defended the internship scheme following claims it is being abused by employers. Martin Murphy, who is also managing dir(...)

Jim Higgins MEP: “There never was any pressure – good, bad or indifferent”.

Fine Gael is unlikely to divide up the vast Midlands- North-West constituency between its two candidates in the European election, placing sitting MEP(...)

Cllr Dermot Lacey, when he was lord mayor,  casting a spear in Dublin Port to outline the boundries of the city. He has tabled a motion to invite the authors of a report on noise  levels in Dublin Port to a city council committee meeting. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin city councillors are to press today for the authors of a recent study of noise levels in Dublin Port and the “plight faced by residents” of Pig(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at  the Abu Dhabi Ireland Investment Forum and B2B meetings hosted by the Abu Dhabi Chamber of commerce as part of the Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to the Gulf.

The Taoiseach said he did not voice concerns about human rights issues in Saudi Arabia and Qatar while meeting senior politicians in the Gulf region a(...)

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy has accused Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin and Micheal McDowell of hypocrisy in urging a No vote in the referendum on abolishing the Seanad.

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy has accused Fianna Fáil and Micheal McDowell of hypocrisy in urging a No vote in the referendum on abolishing the Sean(...)

Seanad chamber. Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton 
said that when government referendum campaigns were defeated in the past, there had been a discernible shift in polls from Yes to No in the months and weeks leading up the poll, with more dramatic shifts in the final weeks.

The director of Fine Gael’s referendum campaign to abolish the Seanad has said the trend of opinion polls has been markedly different this time round (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams on Moore Street canvassing for a  Yes vote in the Seanad referendum. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The campaign ahead of next month’s referendum on abolishing the Seanad stepped up a gear today with the launch of Fine Gael’s online strategy and an a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of an independent evaluation of JobBridge, the national internship scheme, in Dublin in May. Photograph: Eric Luke.

The national internship scheme JobBridge has come under fire for advertising a position for a primary school teacher.The nine month position at a nati(...)

A group of visiting MEPs has expressed concern at the "restrictive aspects" of the proposed legislation on abortion here. Four members of(...)

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