Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny: courting Independents  to form minority government.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny last night assured Independent TDs a minority government led by his party would last. Mr Kenny attended a meeting with th(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny: attended a meeting with Independent Alliance TDs on Friday night. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny last night assured Independent TDs that a minority government led by him would last. He attended a meeting with Independen(...)

A commission to examine pay for the public sector is proposed in the agreement to allow Fianna Fáil to facilitate a Fine Gael-led minority government. PPublic pay review part of Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil dealhotograph: Getty Images

A commission to examine pay levels across the public sector, including for new entrants, is proposed in the agreement to allow Fianna Fáil to facilita(...)

Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan who said the Dáil was going to have to look at ways to find ‘new solutions’ to political problems.

If Fine Gael “get off the stage” with regard to the formation of the next government the country would be ungovernable, acting minister for foreign Af(...)

So we have a deal. Sixty-two days on from the election. The likely decision of the Fine Gael parliamentary party, albeit with a heavy heart, to accept(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny said discussions were underway between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to reach agreement on the formation of a government, while also consulting Independent members

There were further sharp exchanges in the Dáil on Wednesday morning as the Government and Fianna Fáil rejected a demand for a vote on a motion abolish(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has called for the publication of the report of the O’Higgins Inquiry into alleged mishandling of claims from garda whistleblowers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has called for the publication of the report of the O’Higgins Inquiry into alleged mishandling of claims from(...)

A standalone water utility now exists and will most likely continue to exist, but it might get a new name. File photograph: Getty Images

How are the government formation talks going? Not so well. Water is a big stumbling block, despite reports that Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his Fine Gae(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe at the Dáil. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A commission of investigation report that could have serious implications for both acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin h(...)

Fine Gael TD Simon Coveney speaking to reporters after leaving talks on government formation. ‘A lot has been agreed. There was 30 items up for discussion, the vast majority of them have been agreed in terms of accommodation or compromise,’ he said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fine Gael Ministers offered Fianna Fail a six to nine month suspension of water charges at a meeting on Monday. The negotiating team, which consists (...)