Emmet Stagg: The former Kildare North Labour deputy  said entering a government arrangement would be disastrous for Labour and the idea should be opposed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There is large-scale opposition among Labour’s elected representatives to involvement in a Fine Gael-led minority government. A clear majority of th(...)

Sinn Féin will make gains but they may also lose out where they were expected to win.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Elections should be looked at through the prism of Star Wars series. You always know that no matter how dramatic one episode ends, there’s another one(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, right, says the market musy be fairly managed. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Developers should not expect “massive profits” from housing anymore, and some need to lower their expectations, Minister for the Environment Alan Kell(...)

Minister of State for Rural Economic Development Ann Phelan: Labour needs ‘real numbers’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A group of Labour TDs, including a Minister of State, has said the party should not re-enter a coalition with Fine Gael after the election if it does (...)

Dorothy Keane  who says that  noise from turbines has forced her to leave her home in Skrine, Co Roscommon, with her husband Michael. Photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

A community group representing rural Ireland intends to unseat three Government Ministers at the next election as part of a new campaign against wind (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath suggested they give people hope and discuss solutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

The election campaign is effectively under way.It was fought out in the Dáil yesterday against the backdrop of The Irish Times opinion poll, which sho(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has offered his support to the 10 Oireachtas members listed by businessman Denis O’Brien in his legal proceedings against the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privileges. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has offered his support to 10 Oireachtas members listed by businessman Denis O’Brien in his legal proceedings a(...)

HSE national director for acute hospitals Liam Woods. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The names of five hospitals about which allegations of procurement irregularities were made to An Garda Síochána and senior Ministers last year have b(...)

Allegations set out in an  RTÉ Investigations Unit programme regarding  the publicly funded St Vincent’s University Hospital are understood not to have  been included in an  original letter from a whistleblower sent to  Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.  File photograph: Dave Meehan

While a number of investigations into allegations of procurement irregularities in hospitals were under way before the Prime Time report by the RTÉ In(...)

In a leaked email that caused embarrassment to the Labour leadership, party whip Emmet Stagg expressed the view that the policy initiative of his party leader was a “bad decision”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Labour whip Emmet Stagg’s opposition to Tánaiste Joan Burton’s policy of transferring 30,000 single parents from the lone parent’s allowance is shared(...)