An alliance of Independent TDs attending an event in the Bridge Hotel, Tullamore on Saturday

Independent TDs in a new alliance will not strike any individual deals with political parties in exchange for supporting a government, Dublin Rathdown(...)

Galway West TD Noel Grealish said he will not be joining any party or loose alliance of Independent TDs in the run-up to the general election.

Independent TD for Galway West, Noel Grealish, has confirmed he will not be joining fellow deputy Shane Ross’ s national alliance of Independents.His (...)

  Eddie Hobbs with Lucinda Creighton  at  the launch of Renua. The controversy over whether he will run as a candidate is not an issue for the party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Renua Ireland has said the controversy over whether Eddie Hobbs will run as a candidate is not an issue for the party.There has been criticism from c(...)

Ruth Coppinger: she asked would the Tánaiste deal “with the growing problem of the feminisation of poverty”

The ladies have come a long way. Take Joan Burton. You wouldn’t think it to look at her but she’s vicious. The type of character you’d be wary of meet(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Fine Gael National Conference in Castlebar last weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The spotlight is beginning to shine on what might be called “Endapendent” TDs who are being courted discreetly by both the Minister for Finance Michae(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has announced the allocation of €5 million to the International Fund for Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has announced the allocation of €5 million to the International Fund for Ireland.Mr Flanagan said the (...)

Lucinda Creighton is the only confirmed TD in her new party.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The new political year has seen a flurry of activity around various political groupings and embryonic parties which may emerge ahead of the next gener(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett says he is ‘quite confident in predicting that some form of alliance or common platform will be established’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Four new political parties or alliances could be established by the summer in anticipation of a general election occurring earlier than the scheduled(...)

John Halligan’s extra-terrestrial-themed Christmas cards have attracted attention in recent years. This year’s offering features a sci-fi eye and contains the cryptic message: “It’s not what you see it’s how you see it”.

A sharp drop in the number of TDs and Senators sending taxpayer-funded Christmas cards is guaranteed this festive season as elected representatives fe(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin claimed the Government “is in office but not leading”. Photograph: Eric Luke.

The Dáil should have no confidence in a “tired, arrogant and complacent Government” which neither acknowledges nor addresses its “many and growing fa(...)