Taoiseach Enda Kenny and  Tánaiste Joan Burton  at a press conference on the outcome of their  Cabinet meeting  on jobs this week.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Alas, we couldn’t make it to Lucinda Creighton’s breakfast gig yesterday morning owing to the fact that we were stuck to the bed with fright after hea(...)

Back from the hols: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton. Photograph: Alan Betson

Enda and Joan invited a few people around yesterday afternoon to see in the new political year. There was a good turnout for their press conference in(...)

Lucinda Creighton said “nothing Machiavellian” about her decision to invite only woman political correspondents to a briefing on her new party. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

  Lucinda Creighton has said there is “nothing Machiavellian” about her decision to invite only woman political correspondents to a briefi(...)

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper: few of his incremental reforms can be described as radical but taken together, over several years, they have amounted to an astonishingly successful centre-right revolution. Photograph: Ben Nelms/Reuters

According to the website of our new, as yet unnamed, political party, its first founding principle is “the building of an economy that supports entrep(...)

  Lucinda Creighton at the launch of the new political party in  Dublin. “It will of course be hard. Slings and arrows are at the ready, pointed at us.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ambitious, combative and delivering her message with apparently unshakeable self belief: it was a vintage Lucinda Creighton performance as the former (...)

Eddie Hobbs at the launch of Lucinda Creighton’s new political party. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Eddie Hobbs has undoubtedly done this State – or at least its citizens – some service, but characterising him as a universally popular people’s cham(...)

Eddie Hobbs has joined Lucinda Creighton in new party. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Exactly where on the political spectrum will Lucinda Creighton’s new party come to rest?Comparisons with the now defunct Progressive Democrats are ine(...)

 Independent  councillor  John Leahy,  Lucinda Creighton and  Eddie Hobbs at a press conference to announce the new political party yesterday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 2:29

Former Fine Gael minister Lucinda Creighton hopes her new political party will raise €1 million in small donations before the next general election(...)

 Independent Offaly Councillor  John Leahy, former Fine Gael junior minister  Lucinda Creighton and financial advisor Eddie Hobbs at the launch of their new political party in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times 2:29

Former Fine Gael minister Lucinda Creighton has said a new political party will be launched “within eight weeks”, with candidates running in every con(...)

A room at  the Marker Hotel  where Lucinda Creighton’s press conference is being held.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton is expected to confirm today the launch of a new political party.According to a source, a low-key announcement i(...)