Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  (centre) with Jim O’Callaghan SC (left) legal advisor and justice spokesperson Niall Collins at Leinster House in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil will enter this election debating whether it wants to be the strongest opposition party in Leinster House or the smaller party in Governme(...)

Fianna Fáil enterprise spokesman Dara Calleary told the Ibec business debate political parties are not debating the serious effects a Brexit could have on Ireland.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Irish political system is not adequately debating the potential consequences of a British exit from the European Union, an election debate for bus(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil will not enter coalition with Fine Gael because it would leave Sinn Féin in “pole position” to lead a future government, one of the party’(...)

The shuttered and closed Clerys in Dublin. There are a number of unanswered questions surrounding its closure.

The outcry about the treatment meted out to the sacked workers in the liquidation of Clerys, in the wake of last night’s RTÉ documentary on the issue,(...)

 Minister Brendan Howlin:  said eight emergency ambulances and two rapid-response vehicles were operating on the night  Adulates Donnelly died in Dundalk. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Emergency services operated with two ambulances fewer than normal because of “short-notice absences” of staff on the night a man bled to death after h(...)

Ambulances on display at the announcement details on Thursday in Dublin Castle of a fleet of new ambulances. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Emergency services were short two ambulances because of “short-notice absences” of staff on the night a man bled to death after he severed an artery w(...)

Paddy Cosgrave with  Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Web Summit last year.

Opposition parties and lobby groups have criticised the Government over its failure to negotiate with the organisers of the Web Summit after it had co(...)

Choice reading: Robert F Kennedy – author of Thirteen Days, chosen by Micheál Martin – in the Oval Office with his brother President John F Kennedy in 1962, the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Photograph: Art Rickerby/Life/Getty

In August 2008 David Cameron handed out a list of recommended reading to his fellow Conservative Party MPs before the House of Commons recesssed for i(...)

Chairman of the Low Pay Commission Donal de Buitléir, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny during the official launch of the commission’s report on the national minimum wage at Seán O’Casey Community Centre, East Wall, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Employers may introduce a “slight adjustment” in the hours they give to workers as a result of the 50 cent increase in the minimum wage, the chairman (...)

 Dara Calleary (Fianna Fáil): asked if it was acceptable that a consultant had gone on maternity leave  and would not be replaced until September.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

More than 850 people were told this week by two Galway hospitals that all outpatient rheumatology clinics for July and August had been cancelled, Fia(...)