The Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the government cannot simply raise rent supplements to ease the housing crisis.
Thu, 29 May, 2014
US peace envoy Richard Haass has ruled out returning to the North to broker a deal on parades, flags and the toxic legacy of the Troubles.
Fri, 23 May, 2014
A new network of Local Enterprise Offices, replacing the old County Enterprise Boards, have officially opened for business today.
Tue, 29 Apr, 2014
President Michael D Higgins has said it would be wrong to wipe the slate clean over historic conflict which affected relations between Britain and Ireland.
Mon, 07 Apr, 2014
Irish and British government ministers will today jointly lay the foundation stone of a new monument in Dublin to commemorate soldiers from all over Ireland who lost their lives in the two world wars.
Mon, 31 Mar, 2014
European Union foreign ministers are holding an emergency meeting in Brussels to consider imposing sanctions on top Ukrainian officials held responsible for the escalating violence in the country.
Thu, 20 Feb, 2014
Justice Minister Alan Shatter says Ireland's new bankruptcy laws will go some way towards ending "bankruptcy tourism".
Tue, 03 Dec, 2013
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has revealed there were times when he feared the Government would not have enough money to run the country.
Sat, 30 Nov, 2013
A new opinion poll shows that almost half of the electorate support the formation of a new political party.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2013
Around 100 tonnes of emergency supplies from Ireland is arriving today in the Philippines as part of an international relief effort in the devastated country.
Wed, 13 Nov, 2013
The level of north/south co-operation in tackling youth unemployment is to be increased.
Fri, 08 Nov, 2013
Revenue chiefs face a grilling from cross-party politicians over a controversial move to force some homeowners to cough up their property tax early.
Sun, 03 Nov, 2013
The new Irish passport includes verses in Ulster Scots as well as a map of the entire island for the first time.
Mon, 30 Sep, 2013
Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen has apologised for his role in Ireland’s economic meltdown, but said he cannot take full responsibility.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2013
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is beginning a four-day political and economic mission to China.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2013
Labour MEP Nessa Childers has written to Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore confirming her resignation from the party.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2013
Colm Keaveney has quit as chairman and member of the Labour Party.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2013
The Government review into the allocation of resources for children with special needs is "reasonable", Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2013
Michelle Obama has arrived in Ireland for a 24-hour visit while the G8 summit takes place.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2013
Ireland’s proposed new controversial abortion laws will take women and medics out of a legal limbo, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has claimed.
Thu, 13 Jun, 2013
The Cabinet has signed off on legislation to hold a referendum to abolish the Seanad.
Wed, 05 Jun, 2013
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has confirmed state funding will be cut from creches with failing childcare standards.
Thu, 30 May, 2013
The Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore is dismissing opposition party calls for an independent inquiry into the improper cancellation of penalty points.
Thu, 16 May, 2013
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has deemed goods from Israeli settlements in the West Bank should be treated as illegal.
Fri, 10 May, 2013
The Government will sign off on draft abortion legislation at Cabinet tomorrow, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has confirmed.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2013
The Taoiseach and 19 Ministers will take part in events in 21 countries for St Patrick's Day this year, as part of the "Promote Ireland" programme.
Wed, 13 Mar, 2013
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore have said they want "most families" in mortgage arrears offered a sustainable solution by next year.
Wed, 06 Mar, 2013
A transgender dentist is to launch a fresh legal challenge for a new birth certificate recognising her female gender.
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that a Dáil motion by Fianna Fáil calling for an apology for the women of the Magdalene Laundries shows "scant regard" for those who lived and worked there.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore has condemned the test by North Korea of a nuclear device.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore are to meet to discuss the need for a full state apology to Magdalene laundries women, backbenchers have privately revealed today.
Wed, 06 Feb, 2013
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has restated his confidence in striking a deal on Ireland's bad Anglo bank debt.
Fri, 01 Feb, 2013
The final progress report of the government's Action Plan for Jobs will be revealed today.
A senior member of Labour is denying suggestions of 'instability' in the party.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2013
There has been reports that the hostage crisis in Algeria has ended - but it is not yet known if there are any casualties.
Thu, 17 Jan, 2013
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has today called for the immediate release of an Irish citizen who is reported to have been among a group of oil workers kidnapped in Algeria this morning.
Wed, 16 Jan, 2013
Ireland will set out its plan for the EU presidency in top-level talks in Dublin today.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2013
The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said women are entitled to "more than mercy and understanding" when it comes to medical abortions.
Tue, 08 Jan, 2013
The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is predicting Ireland's recession will be over by next year.
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013
The new year will bring hope, possibility and confidence to the people of Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.
Mon, 31 Dec, 2012
Thousands of unemployed people could have their benefits stopped if they do not take up a range of new training projects.
Tue, 18 Dec, 2012
Loyalists were urged tonight to cancel more planned street demonstrations over a Belfast City Hall decision to restrict the flying of the Union flag.
Thu, 06 Dec, 2012
Ireland’s role as chair of an international security committee shows the respect the country is held in around the world, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has claimed.
As Ireland braces itself for its sixth austerity budget since the economic crisis began, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to protect frontline services and the vulnerable.
Wed, 05 Dec, 2012
As Ireland braces itself for its sixth austerity Budget in four years, Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave one last assurance it will be as fair and affordable as possible.
Tue, 04 Dec, 2012
Members of the Dáil and the Seanad will be getting into the Christmas spirit tonight, with the turning on of the Oireachtas Christmas lights - on the eve of Budget 2013.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today that he will not be rushed into legislating on abortion following the death of Savita Halappanavar.
Fri, 16 Nov, 2012
There have been mixed reactions in India to the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died following a miscarriage at University Hospital Galway.
The Junior Finance Minister, Brian Hayes, has said the Government is working to claw back salaries and pensions paid to top banking executives.
Thu, 08 Nov, 2012
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