The failure to make more headway to settle the mortgage issue is seen within Government as a “chink” in its political narrative of deepening recovery.

Coalition planning campaign to solve mortgage crisis before election

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald chaired a  meeting of Fine Gael’s election strategy committee this week which  heard the party was short of its  target of women candidates for the  election. Photograph:

One-third of general election candidates must be women or the party faces funding cut

Mich Wallace TD, with Clare Daly TD. Mr Wallace said the Dáil was the primary medium through which gardaí could be held to account

Garda asks Ceann Comhairle to remove his name after accusation

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams were among the party members at the January meeting with American businessmen.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

US perception of party as anti-business on the agenda at fact-finding meeting

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams speaking to supporters  on March 17th 2005 in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Leading Irish-Americans express unease at meeting with Adams, McDonald and others

The transparency of Friends of Sinn Féin’s returns exceeds legal requirements, the party’s national treasurer Jonathan O’Brien has said.

Jonathan O’Brien responds to ‘Irish Times’ report that SF raised $12m over 20 years

Gerry Adams, following the presidential address at last year’s Sinn Féin ardfheis, with (from left) Mary Lou McDonald, Liadh Ní Riada, Martina Anderson, Martin McGuinness,and Lynn Boylan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Party employs substantially more staff than its rivals in Leinster House

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: Said he has been given assurances that the national economic dialogue will not make any decisions on pay. Photograph: The Irish Times

Labour Party backs Penrose Bill calling for reduced bankruptcy period of 12 months

 Enda Kenny will insist the Coalition remains committed to reform on the basis of accountability and transparency. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach to discuss issues of spending, tax and pay at Ibec event

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