Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  speaking at the 76th party  ardfheis at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 3:13

(...) possible,” he said.“They have made us a more divided society through their sustained, relentless policy of(...)

The wreckage of  migrant vessels is lit by passing cars at twilight on April 24th, 2015 on the island of Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

(...).But differences of opinion over immigration policy mean the EU’s Operation Triton does not have an explicit(...)

‘In a letter of August 12th, 1914, John  Dillon wrote: “The violation of Belgium gives only a very convenient excuse . . . to solidify the Party and the Country. I never had any doubt that Grey’s policy would end in a great European war”.’ British troops advancing at Gallipoli, in August, 1915. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

(...) never had any doubt that Grey’s policy would end in a great European war. And that whenever it suited(...)

Students at work at Cork Institute of Technology. Industrial action begins at CIT on Monday over its plans to merge with IT Tralee. File photograph:  Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Teachers), said privatisation was also being driven by Government policy - and this was resulting in “an(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael  McGrath said: “I fully appreciate the pain that the Universal Social Charge represents for working families and the toll it takes on pay packets.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

(...) has agreed.The party said it will be the policy of a Fianna Fáil government to reduce the levy over(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin shakes hand with a delegate at the party’s ardfheis at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times. 3:13

(...) give it, to go to Fine Gael, because we differ completely on many, many major aspects of policy,” she(...)

‘SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has been the star performer in television debates, even among English voters.’ Above,  Sturgeon speaks at the launch of the Scottish National Party (SNP) election manifesto in Edinburgh on April 20th. Photograph:  Lesley Martin/AFP/Getty Images

(...) significant development of Sinn Féin’s policy towards the EU, going beyond its traditional scepticism towards(...)

Kiev protesters: Sakwa maintains Vladimir Putin is the most pro-European leader of Russia ever. Photograph: Vladislav Sodel

(...) “neorevisionist” policy of contesting a western-dominated European and world order, with Ukraine pushed into the(...)

‘This two-tier health system has been such a blot on modern Ireland’s copy book for so long that the very least Varadkar could do is express profound regret about its continuance instead of patting himself on the back.’ Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

(...) care in the absence of a plan for universal health insurance? As health policy analyst Sara Burke(...)

Government defence policy I am happy, for once, to welcome a positive development.The announcement by(...)