Minister for Health Simon Harris said he would like to see a repeal of the eighth amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has insisted there can be a referendum on the eighth amendment of the Constitution held next year. Mr Harris was ask(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin also put the Government ‘on notice’ in regard to the delivery of housing and health. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has urged the Government to talk directly to the British government about the implications of Brexit. Speaking on (...)

Gay Byrne and Kathleen Watkins at the opening of ’The Importance of Being Earnest’ at the Gate Theatre in 2015. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Broadcaster Gay Byrne is going through a “difficult stage” in his cancer treatment, according to his wife Kathleen Watkins. Mr Byrne (83) was diagno(...)

Anthony Foley at Munster training  at UL on October 13th of last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The boys have incorporated Axel into a lot of things we do. It’s not something we talk every now and then about, and it’s not something I’m saying to (...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe in an RTÉ studio. He faced tricky question from listeners of Today with Sean O’Rourke. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

On Wednesday, as Sean O’Rourke finishes his Q&A session with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, he sums up proceedings with succinct if brutal (...)

Timmy Dooley is consulting industry groups to explore a number of options, such as a levy on advertising with online outlets like Google and Facebook. Photograph: Alan Betson

Newspapers and traditional media organisations would be given some State funding in order to protect journalism under proposals being drafted by Fiann(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the party’s 75th Ard Fheis in Killarney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Faíl has advised its party members to fight the party’s corner on social media and not to “surrender”. The party’s agenda for the annual ard f(...)

Cairn owns 33 residential development sites currently with capacity for over 12,700 new homes

London-listed Cairn Homes has been granted full planning permission to construct 86 apartments in Donnybrook and to add 22 large houses at its Mariane(...)

Lenny Abrahamson said men like Weinstein are only able to get away with their actions because ‘people in a position to challenge abuse choose to look the other way’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish film director Lenny Abrahamson has described the film producer Harvey Weinstein as a “monster”. Abrahamson, one of Ireland’s highest profile d(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “He is neither an ideologue nor a risk-taker. He is unapologetically moderate and incremental.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Yet again it was a moment on RTÉ’s Prime Time which illustrated the changed political context in which budgets are shaped in the current Dáil. In the (...)