It was clear from his comments overnight, that the Taoiseach is willing to talk - first with his party colleagues but then with anyone else - to ensure political stability, insofar that is possible under the circumstances. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

If they were presenting Oscars in Castlebar, Enda Kenny would have got one overnight in the category of ‘Actor who thinks he has a leading role’ becau(...)

Harry Blaney:  Noreen Blaney said her father, who died on Monday aged 85, was always happiest at home on the farm, despite his period as a TD, a county councillor and even in his younger days spending a period in Glasgow on a football trial for Celtic.

A group of veteran Fianna Fáil stalwarts and Blaneyites gathered outside the Catholic church at Massmount on the beautiful Fan(...)