Dublin MEP has praised Charlie McCreevy for having the foresight to set up fund

Fianna Fáil has selected Cllr Jack Chambers to contest the general election in Dublin West. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Rival David McGuinness alleges ‘class divide’ in party and says he may leave as a result

Jean-Claude Juncker: “For too long, energy has been exempt from the fundamental freedoms of our union.”

Aspects of Jean-Claude Juncker’s plan criticised by Green Party and by Greenpeace

Fianna Fáil councillor Jack Chambers has argued that the application by nine delegates to move back into Dublin West comes “at the eleventh hour” and goes against the party’s principles of one-member one-vote. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photograpy

Complaint lodged to party headquarters ahead of close battle between councillors Jack Chambers and David McGuinness

 Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan: Conceded that the Government never directly asked for debt write-down. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Enda Kenny has eye on election, Michael Noonan has swipe at Yanis Varoufakis

Ireland needs to diversify its fuel sources and not depend on coal-fired power stations such as Moneypoint. Photograph: Neil Warner for ESB

Carbon dioxide emissions fell in the recession but are now rising again. Without dramatic policy changes, Ireland won’t achieve i(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. He will emphasise a number of areas where he says things are being done well. “Medicine prices are falling for patients and taxpayers due to greater competition and tough negotiations. Our ambulance services are improving.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Health to say it will take us several years to rebuild health service

Séamus Ó Tuathail SC: said that as a result of the use of the plural, “fir” and “mná”, it could be that the amendment would explicitly permit marriage between men, and marriage between women, but not marriage between individuals of the opposite sex. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Call for co-drafting of laws in English and Irish to avoid differences of interpretation

Besides worries about climate change and security of supply, Ireland faces a capacity issue. Photograph: Eirgrid

Energy is not one of Ireland’s strengths: we import almost 90 per cent of our power, we’ve made little progress in renewables, and(...)

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