Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny (left) and  Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speak during a State  ceremony to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising  at Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have spoken to one another today as the political impasse continues. Mr Kenny and M(...)

 Enda Kenny: the support of the six members of the Independent Alliance is being sought  in a bid to elect him as taoiseach. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fine Gael is focusing its efforts on securing the support of the six members of the Independent Alliance in a bid to elect Enda Kenny as taoiseach. T(...)

Enda Kenny wants to afford Labour time to reconsider its decision to go into opposition, while Micheál Martin’s FF will abstain only when it becomes clear that the acting Taoiseach has the required support

Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil on a framework for the operation of a minority government will resume today as pressure grows for a resolution(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan says the Dáil reform report ‘could be a progressive moment’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan says that the Dáil reform report, which will be finalised within two to three weeks, should help in the formation of the(...)

Acting  Tánaiste Joan Burton at the Ceremony of Remembrance at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin for the 1916 commemorations last month. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Labour Party leader Joan Burton will attempt to form an alliance with the Social Democrats and the Green Party in the new Dáil. It is understood Ms B(...)

Shane Ross  with TDs from the Independent Alliance  and  Aisling Dunne, one of the party’s co-ordinators for talks with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Parties with five TDs or more are to be given full parliamentary status and speaking time in the Dáil for the first time, a committee established to e(...)

“Big business and wealthy people are paying less and less into the State coffers with the result that there is less to spend on public services,” said Independent TD Mick Wallace. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on Frank Flannery to answer questions arising from the Panama Papers, following publication yesterday of details about the fin(...)

Micheál Martin said he and Enda KEnny agreed they would speak next week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fine Gael has insisted acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny is willing and ready to meet Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to initate negotiations on the forma(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan says it could still help with “formation of a viable government”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Green Party yesterday decided to end negotiations with Fine Gael concerning forming a new government. The decision of both the Social Democrats (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned Independent TDs that the choice facing them is either support for a minority Fine Gael government or another election. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny plans to make contact with Fianna Fáil before the end of the week about options for forming a new government. Mr Kenny confirmed(...)