Varadkar comments on violence branded 'despicable' by DUP
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was branded "vile" by a senior DUP MP amid backlash to his comments about a return to violence if a hard Border re-emerges on the island.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was branded "vile" by a senior DUP MP amid backlash to his comments about a return to violence if a hard Border re-emerges on the island.
Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher appears to have abandoned his pledge to run a positive campaign as he questioned what Michael D Higgins is "hiding" in relation to an unaudited €317,000...
Presidential candidate Joan Freeman has said she does not know if a post office run by her husband will close its doors when he retires.
The Government has dismissed calls to widen the scope of the review of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) after it emerged then finance minister...
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has been forced to defend comments arguing against the designation of Travellers as a distinct ethnic minority.
Government ministers past and present turned out to celebrate the launch of a new book about women in Irish public life.
Sinn Féin has been accused of a "political response" after closing down a private WhatsApp group following "leprechaun" remarks about President Michael D Higgins.
Fears over the delay of the rollout of rural broadband are deepening as details of an independent review have not yet been pinned down.
JIBES at the missing Sean Gallagher and Michael D Higgins, a notable contribution for Liadh Ní Riada on wearing the Poppy and an interruption from a satirical objector marked the first TV debate of the presidential election campaign.
Sinn Féin presidential candidate Liadh Ni Riada said she would be open to wearing a poppy on Armistice Day.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has revealed that Denis Naughten met with the head a of a company bidding for the National Broadband Plan on four...
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has cranked up speculation on a general election by stating...
It is unlikely that Ireland's commitment to space exploration was forefront in the minds of many people in the wake of Budget 2019, but that wasn't going to stop John Halligan.
The cost of childcare in Ireland rose 2pc in the past year - averaging at €9,256 per year - analysts have found.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has defended the Government’s rollback on carbon tax as he faced questions from the public on Budget 2019.
President Michael D Higgins claims he did not see a Fine Gael campaign leaflet promoting both a No 1 vote for him and a Yes vote in the blasphemy referendum.
Tanaiste Simon Coveney criticised comments made by Presidential Candidate Peter Casey about the Travelling Community as “lowest common denominator politics”.
A number of councillors who helped Peter Casey get on the ballot paper have said they do not regret giving him their vote, although most said they disagree with his comments.
Presidential hopeful Peter Casey has been accused of adding “insult to injury” and going further with his criticism of Travellers.
THE first televised presidential debate including all six candidates saw some fiery exchanges on the issue of Traveller rights, the record of the incumbent Michael D Higgins and presidential expenses. We look at some of the standout moments of the debate on Virgin Media One:
President Michael D Higgins' campaign director has responded to a letter from Seán Gallagher urging the incumbent to take part in tonight’s TV debate.
Seán Gallagher has said that he didn't improve his Irish to a point where he could describe himself as fluent over the past seven years because he was "time poor".
Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher moved to dismiss concerns over a poll which showed that he was trailing Michael D Higgins by a wide margin.
Michael D Higgins is on course to be re-elected as president by a landslide - but fellow candidate Sean Gallagher insists the race is not over.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe believes Brexit is a reason to cut taxes further in order to stay competitive.
NAKED swimmers, a political Dickie Rock and won't somebody please think of the grannies - or the planet?
From questions about his involvement in a serious car crash as a teenager to a squirm-inducing radio interview, it's been a long week for Gavin Duffy - and he is only half way through it.
FAMILIES earning up to €102,000 a year will be able to avail of a targeted childcare subsidy under measures announced in Budget 2019 - but not until late next year.
Work by former Tanáiste Frances Fitzgerald and Children's Minister Katherine Zappone has been shortlisted for a European award for innovation in politics.
The Government has come under fire for lacking ambition on climate change amid a last-minute wobble on carbon tax as a UN report issued a stark warning on the dangers of global warming.
Families are to benefit from 100,000 extra GP-only medical cards, increased childcare subsidies and an income tax cut in today’s Budget.
With Budget 2019 looming all eyes will be on Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe when he takes to his feet in the Dáil chamber on Tuesday.
Presidential candidate Peter Casey appears to have taken a swipe at Michael D Higgins at his campaign launch by saying he will not - if elected - bring his presidential driver on overseas trips.
Chiefs in the Office of Public Works (OPW) are to be grilled by the Dáil's powerful Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over an alleged "cultural indifference to waste of taxpayers' money".
The Labour Party has lost a second member in a week as a Dublin councillor has stepped down from the party.
THE Labour Party has lost a second member in a week as a Dublin councillor has stepped down from the party.
MILLIONAIRE businessman Peter Casey has said he will contest the next presidential election - but is confident he will do so as the sitting president.
The Government's defeat in the Dáil on a motion calling for the housing crisis to be declared a national emergency is unlikely to have tangible consequences - but it is a powerful symbolic blow.
The Government has been defeated on a motion calling for the housing crisis to be declared a national emergency.
Presidential candidate Peter Casey is to formally kick off his campaign with a €5,000 event today.
Dublin City Council (DCC)has pledged there should be no need for anyone to sleep rough on the streets of the capital by Christmas as suitable homeless accommodation will be available.
Fianna Fáil is ramping up pressure on the Government ahead of next week's Budget, warning Fine Gael it is "not afraid" of an election.
The Government has been defeated on a motion calling for the housing and homelessness crisis to be declared a national emergency.
LEGISLATION providing for the regulation of abortion has been introduced in the Dáil following Ireland's vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment.
More than 100 firms have made Brexit applications to the Central Bank for authorisation to operate.
Homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry believes that there are at least half a million people in the country whose housing situation is causing them serious distress.
The Independent Alliance wants the 'granny flat grant' to deliver payments of up to €15,000 to homeowners who want to convert their homes into two units.
A project backed by celebrity architect Dermot Bannon has been championing the idea of converting elderly people's homes into separate units for two years now - and it costs a lot more than €15,000.
Communications Minister Denis Naughten has signalled that householders could see a reduction in TV licence fees after the overhaul in how the fee is collected is completed.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin today to demand action on the housing crisis.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has said that immigrants are “more likely” to be working and paying tax than the average Irish person.
Ministers will face questions today over an underspend in the Government's funding allocation for investment in the country's information and communications infrastructure.
Diesel, petrol, coal and cigarettes are set to go up in Budget 2019 as Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe looks for money to fund social welfare hikes and income tax reductions.
President Michael D Higgins has raised more than €8,000 in the opening hours of his crowdfunding campaign to fund his re-election bid.
Presidential hopeful Seán Gallagher has appeared to draw a parallel between his own battle for information with RTÉ in the wake of the 'Frontline' controversy and the CervicalCheck scandal.
A senior Sinn Féin TD has claimed the media is making too much of the party's Northern Ireland leader Michelle O'Neill's refusal to say she believes Máiría Cahill was a victim of abuse.
Presidential candidate Seán Gallagher has taken a veiled swipe at incumbent Michael D Higgins by telling supporters he will forgo luxurious hotels when travelling abroad and stay in embassies.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe was confronted by a local constituent over the homelessness crisis at a party event today.
Property owners in certain areas are facing a clampdown on the use of sites like Airbnb to cash in on short-term lets on a long-term basis.
The Government is set to ban single-use plastics in all public buildings under radical new plans.
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is facing a much more palatable general election prospect next time out due to a redrawing of his constituency - but he is now expected to bring home a running mate.
A REVIEW of the appeals process for State exams will be carried out following a successful High Court challenge by teenager Rebecca Carter.
President Michael D Higgins yesterday played down issues of age and any concerns about his "cognitive capacity" as he launched his election campaign.
Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada has declined to say if her daughters have had the HPV vaccine.
President Michael D Higgins has defended staying in a luxurious five-star hotel where the top suites can cost €3,000 a night, saying he doesn’t make arrangements for such overnights.
Presidential candidate Peter Casey claimed a security breach at Áras an Uachtaráin was "a little bit of a coincidence" ahead of polling day.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has accused Sinn Féin of attempting to score political points ahead of the party’s motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers plan was firmly slapped down as EU leaders told her it "will not work".
European Union leaders decided they will hold an extra Brexit summit on the weekend of November 17-18, diplomatic sources said.
Tanáiste Simon Coveney was forced to deny it is "naive" to say that there will be no pressure brought to bear on Ireland over our tax policy in exchange for support on Brexit.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ramped up the pressure on British Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of a one-on-one meeting, playing down any suggestion progress on Brexit has been made in recent weeks.
The Government is facing the threat of European countries demanding concessions on our tax regime in exchange for support in the Brexit Border battle.
THE Eighth Amendment has been officially repealed today.
THE Government is facing a call to introduce a two-year rent freeze which would apply nationwide.
A SIPO investigation into a county councillor in relation to ethics breaches has been adjourned for four weeks to allow his lawyers to take a High Court challenge.
Cabinet is due to sign off on the first phase of new inspectors to police east-west trade post-Brexit today.
A parental leave scheme worth almost €1,000 to new parents has been broadly welcomed - with calls for the scheme to be expanded as quickly as possible.
A SIPO investigation into a county councillor in relation to alleged ethics breaches has been adjourned for four weeks to allow his lawyers to take a High Court challenge.
Rebel Labour Party TD Alan Kelly rounded on his parliamentary colleagues at a contentious private meeting of the party which heard sharp criticism of its performance.
Fianna Fáil is to demand that special needs assessments for children are outsourced to tackle long waiting lists.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said Theresa May will need to deliver on her Border commitments to secure a Brexit deal, as the UK prime minister said her Chequers plan was the only proposal on the table to deliver a soft Border.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is facing increasing calls to review rent pressure zones amid accusations they are not fit for purpose and are failing to protect tenants from rent hikes.
New mothers and fathers will each get two extra weeks off work to spend with their baby as part of reforms in Budget 2019.
The son of prison officer Brian Stack, who was murdered by the IRA, has said Sinn Féin's presidential candidate is unsuitable to represent Ireland on the international stage after she disagreed with describing IRA atrocities as terrorist attacks.
Liadh Ni Riada will contest the presidential election as the Sinn Féin candidate.
Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin is holding firm on his position and has failed to back rebel TD Alan Kelly as his potential successor ahead of an expected showdown over his leadership.
Pressure is mounting on the Government to reintroduce tax relief for renters as the housing crisis grows.
Fianna Fáil is set to demand the flagship childcare subsidy to families is doubled in this year's Budget.
Local authorities will have powers to seize land held by developers under new powers proposed by the Independent Alliance.
Free repeat smear tests will be available until the end of the year despite the Scally report into CervicalCheck scandal finding no quality issues with labs used to read samples.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar refused to take more than one question on the CervicalCheck scandal following the release of the Scally report.
Grieving families should get relief from dreaded death taxes and the inheritance threshold should be increased to €500,000, according to a draft report by a powerful Dáil committee.
A trade deal between the UK and the EU could take up to seven years to negotiate, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised in person to the mother of Danielle McLaughlin, the young woman murdered in India last year.
The cancellation of a planned visit to Ireland by Donald Trump marks something of a new low in US-Irish relations.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he looks forward to apologising in person to the mother of Danielle McLaughlin - who was murdered in India - after his officials referred her to the UK Government for assistance.
Ninety new jobs have been unveiled at an engineering company in Co Donegal.
Job-sharing in Government and parliamentary substitutes have been mooted by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as ways to get more women involved in politics.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is facing pressure to scrap the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael after the Budget as the party begins its think-in today.
Sean Gallagher - who lost the 2011 presidential election amid controversy - staked his claim for the forthcoming contest by winning the necessary council nominations in just one day to get on the ballot paper.
The brother of late Sunday Independent journalist Veronica Guerin has accused a presidential hopeful of using his sister’s name to garner "publicity” and urged that his sister be allowed to rest in peace.
Presidential hopefuls Joan Freeman and Sean Gallagher have secured four council nominations this evening.
An ongoing dispute between two Government ministers over the planned construction of almost 500 homes has raised its head again as it emerged there is still no timeline for the delivery of the homes.
The crisis in the rental market is driving more people into homelessness than any other factor, a stark new report shows.
Presidential hopeful Joan Freeman said a visit to Knock Shrine cured her of her painful eczema.
Presidential hopeful Seán Gallagher has said he would take part in RTÉ debates if he secures a nomination to contest the Áras despite effectively claiming the 2011 'Frontline' debate cost him that election.
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is supportive of tax breaks for landlords to incentivise longer leases.
Artist and presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey has said he believed the death penalty would be an appropriate punishment for those who harm elderly people.
The Government has been urged to intervene to prevent the closure of rural post offices as Communications Minister Denis Naughten warned the postal network was on the brink of collapse last year.
Presidential hopeful Joan Freeman has revealed her husband is one of the postmasters in line for a windfall under the An Post retirement deal.
Another Government minister is considering using the visit of Donald Trump to Ireland to air grievances over the US president's controversial policies.
Fianna Fáil is under fire for "prioritising landlords" in its Budget proposal, which suggests offering tax breaks to sign longer leases.
TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has written to Fianna Fáil seeking an agreement that there will not be a general election until the summer of 2020.
The son of TV chef Rachel Allen faces a Garda investigation after he was arrested following the seizure of cannabis worth almost €30,000.