There has been a steady fall in capital expenditure by the NRA over the course of the economic bust

The Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West, Éamon Ó Cuív, speaking on Newstalk radio over the weekend, suggested that Irish Water could be replaced by a body (...)

Up for the count: Micheál Martin celebrates his re-election in Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Micheál Martin has never been in a stronger position as Fianna Fáil leader. His position is analogous to that of Claudio Ranieri, the manager of ungl(...)

“Democracy is always exciting but it is merciless when it clicks in” – Taoiseach Enda Kenny commenting on a difficult election for Fine Gael. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

“Democracy is always exciting but it is merciless when it clicks in.” – Taoiseach Enda Kenny commenting on a difficult election for Fine Gael. “I do(...)

Éamon Ó Cuív (centre) said said Fianna Fáil’s first port of call would be people with whom they had ‘no philosophical differences,’ with.

Fianna Fáil’s former deputy leader Éamon Ó Cuív has said that his party cannot back away from pre-election pledges not to ally with Fine Gael in the l(...)

Newly elected Independent TD for Galway West Catherine Connolly has said she will not return to the Labour Party which she quit a decade ago, and says(...)

St Patrick’s Boys’ National School in Galway city ran their own unofficial plebiscite, hosted by sixth class. Image: Google Streetview

Shock result – a Fine Gael senator tops the poll and Labour hangs on to its seat in Galway West. And Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív loses out to a rival(...)

Outgoing Fine Gael TDs Seán Kyne and John O’Mahony are set to come in behind Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív for the second and third seats in Galway West

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin look set to be the main beneficiaries in Galway West with John O’Mahony poised to make a successful transfer from his former c(...)

The effect of general election debates on the final outcome is often contested.

Tonight sees the crescendo of the limp 2016 general election campaign as Miriam O’Callaghan hosts the four main party leaders for their final broadcas(...)

Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív said supporting a Fine Gael government would be a “rubbish idea” for Fianna Fáil. “We will not support Fine Gael. End of story. No matter how much the media try to push it,” he said. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A senior Fianna Fáil TD has said it would be a “rubbish idea” for the party to support a minority Fine Gael government if no majority administration e(...)

Fianna Fail Leader Micheál Martin: Said criticism of his terms as health and enterprise minister was a “sad reflection on Leo”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has rejected criticism of his record in office by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Mr Martin said such criticism (...)