Áine Collins TD: not the time for a leadership contest but she said the “whingers” comment by Taoiseach Enda Kenny did the party some damage

A number of former Fine Gael TDs have criticised the party’s general election campaign. Former minister for justice Alan Shatter said the communicati(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Eamon Scanlon.

Fianna Fáil has won two seats in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency where in the last election they took none. Senator Marc MacSharry topped the poll an(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a general election canvassing stop at Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

If you follow a political leader around enough on a campaign trail, you find certain words, phrases, even speeches have a habit of repeating themselve(...)

Fine Gael may review the procedures it uses for selecting election candidates in light of a court case taken by former minister of state John Perry. Mr Perry threatened to call Taoiseach Enda Kenny as a witness during the proceedings.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael may review the procedures it uses for selecting election candidates in light of a court case taken by former minister of state John Perry. (...)

Fine Gael TD John Perry  canvassing in Sligo. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Scuttling around Sligo town in his pinstripes and polished brown shoes and speaking in his distinctive voice that sounds like an agitated bee captured(...)

Mick Wallace is facing an application in the Commercial Court for a €2 million summary judgment from the Promontoria (Aran) Ltd fund. Photograph: Eric Luke

A former government minister and an entire Dáil committee are among the names featuring in the Four Courts lists in the opening law term of 2016. W(...)

Fine Gael general secretary Tom Curran. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has full confidence in Fine Gael general secretary Tom Curran following the addition of John Perry to an election ticket, Mr Kenn(...)

In an  action against Fine Gael, John  Perry TD says a selection convention result of last October should be set aside because of serious irregularities in how it was run. File photograph: Collins Courts

Fine Gael general secretary Tom Curran has told the High Court the option of adding Deputy John Perry as a third candidate for the general election in(...)

Fine Gael TD John Perry whose counsel told the High Court there had been a “sinister corrupting of the democratic process”. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A Fine Gael official has denied there was any “sinister corrupting” of the democratic process in relation to the party’s selection convention for Slig(...)

Fine Gael deputy John Perry has told the High Court he was reassured by Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s promise that all sitting TDs would be allowed to contest the general election before he attended last October’s selection convention for the Sligo-Leitrim constituency.

Fine Gael deputy John Perry has told the High Court he never had any discussion with Fine Gael party strategists in which fears were expressed about h(...)