Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If there is one thing that stirs the political loins of the ordinary Fianna Fáiler, it is the thought of Fine Gael “arrogance”. Into that always ope(...)

New  Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail: Chairing first Dáil committee meeting on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

An agreed programme of Dáil reform could be put before the House as early as April 6th, encompassing agreed changes to the way the house functions, a(...)

Sinn Féin’s Caoimhghín Ó Caolaín, Eoin Ó Broin and Mary Lou McDonald: Sinn Féin favours the abolition of Irish Water and water charges. Photograph: Niall Carson /PA Wire

Sinn Féin wants to establish an independent commission to examine the best way to deliver water services, but does not believe its outcome would be t(...)

Michael McGrath is one of four TDs on Fianna Fáil’s negotiating team. File photograph: Collins.

Fianna Fáil has selected a four-strong negotiating team to talk to other political parties and Independent TDs about government formation. A senior (...)

 Fine Gael’s Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (left), Eoghan Murphy (front), David Stanton and Regina Doherty announcing their partys Oireachtas Reform Programme at Leinster House on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael has denied its proposals on Dáil reform are an attempt to lure Independent TDs into supporting a minority government. The party published i(...)

The newly elected Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl addressing the opening day of the 32nd Dáil in Leinster House. Photograph: Maxwells

Agreement across all parties is unusual in our highly partisan political system. But a motion drawn up establishing a subcommittee on Dáil reform is e(...)

The Taoiseach told the meeting that while the country needed stable government, Fine Gael would not seek power at any cost. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny last night told the Fine Gael parliamentary party that he would propose the establishment on Thursday of an all-party committee t(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with fine Gael deputies on the plinth of at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told Fine Gael TDs another general election within the next two years is likely. Mr Noonan made his comments(...)

Renua  failed to elect one any candidates, including Lucinda Creighton, viewed as one of the most recognisable and vocal TDs against abortion.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It won’t go unnoticed amongst marriage equality campaigners that several candidates who were to the fore during last year’s referendum failed to get e(...)

 Fine Gael ‘s Eoghan  and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan  celebrate their election at the count centre in the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke

Elected to the Dáil on his first attempt in 2011, Eoghan Murphy (33) was one of the five-a-side gang of young male TDs who criticised party policy and(...)