People taking part in the march against homelessness and treatment of homeless people on Wednesday in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The number of homeless families is at its highest level since the foundation of the State, the Dáil has heard.Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív quoted the Si(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: reached the end of his tether this week

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin once again finds himself fighting the enemy within. A year out from a general election, with his party competing aga(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has been told to “just put his shoulder to the wheel” after he voiced criticism of the party. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has been told to “just put his shoulder to the wheel” after he voiced criticism of the party.Niall Collins, the party’s(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has had enough of “juvenile” behaviour. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

You have to hand it to Micheal Martin. He can move fast when he puts his mind to it. The Fianna Fail leader is sick to the back teeth with certain sen(...)

Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil: “I have never agreed with washing the party’s dirty linen in public and I want it to stop now.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Martin has accused some of his TDs of having a pathetic and juvenile lack of discipline and said they owed it to the founders and(...)

Senator Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, Sean Haughey and Maureen Haughey, daughter of Sean Lemass at the unveiling of the Fianna Fail party’s programme of events to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

A little like the Irish language, most discussion on Fianna Fáil these days tends to be the existential question about its survival prospects. The par(...)

Micheál Martin: “It is ironic that the only party with no direct connection to 1916 is the one most likely to try and abuse it for political purposes.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Sinn Féin of trying to abuse the Easter Rising for narrow political purposes.Launching his party’s comme(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: she  repeated her call in the Dáil that every primary school in the State should be a Gaelscoil or all-Irish school for its first two or three years to increase the number of Irish speakers.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny should have “more understanding” for people who do not have his knowledge of the Irish language, the Dáil has heard. Independent(...)

Repair work is carried out on the stern of Galway hooker Naomh Bairbre which sailed from Chicago across the Atlantic in 2006. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy 2:42

When a Connemara-born construction worker began building his life’s dream in an abandoned spice factory down by the Chicago river, friends back hom(...)

Frustrated TDs said party leader Micheál Martin’s leadership was not under threat. Photograph: The Irish Times

A number of senior Fianna Fáil TDs have warned that the party must “step up” in order to improve its poll standings and become serious competitors at (...)