Independent TD John Halligan. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Independent Alliance TD Michael Fitzmaurice has said that the Alliance supports Waterford TD John Halligan’s demand for 24 hour cardiac care to be re(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Friday meet members of the Independent Alliance (pictured) as talks  on forming a government continue. File photograph: The Irish Times.

The Independent Alliance said it had a “constructive” meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Friday and also intends to speak to Fianna Fáil leader Mich(...)

Outgoing Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has said he is not seeking the position again. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

TDs hoping to be elected to the position of ceann comhairle will begin canvassing for the position in the coming days, in advance of the first meetin(...)

Independent Deputy Finian McGrath has said he would be open to a third rate of tax for high earners. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Independent Deputy Finian McGrath has said he would be open to a third rate of tax for high earners.The Dublin North-Central deputy, who is to join wi(...)

Independent TD Finian McGrath said it was now known that there were 595,355 people living in Ireland with a disability, representing 13 per cent of the population. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Independent TD Finian McGrath has called for the appointment of a senior Cabinet minister with responsibility for disability inclusion.“I don’t care w(...)