Enda Kenny is down to 25% as leader of Fine Gael, trailing Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, according to the poll. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael slumped five points in the latest opinion poll as controversies surrounding Irish Water continue to haunt the Government. Taoiseach Enda Ken(...)

Lucinda Creighton: “Fine Gael has become Fianna Fáil, full stop. I don’t see any difference.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

The optics are not ideal. The new party, determined not to be defined as the popish one, is sandwiched between a talk about thanksgiving letters to(...)

Cllr James Charity was being lined up to run in the Galway West constituency for Renua but will now revert to running as an Independent. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Renua Ireland has said it will rerun its selection convention for Galway West following the resignation of the party’s high-profile candidate in the c(...)

Finbarr Filan, brother of former Westlife singer Shane Filan, is to run for Renua Ireland

Finbarr Filan, brother of former Westlife singer Shane Filan, is to run for Renua Ireland. Mr Filan has confirmed he will be the general election can(...)

Lucinda Creighton: her party Renua was warned a proposal to consider specialist juries for complex legal cases was an “elitist form of justice”. Photograph: Sara Freund
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Senator Marc MacSharry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sligo was to the fore on the political radar this week, what with the Cabinet decamping for a day to Lissadell House and Senator Marc MacSharry turnin(...)

Lucinda Creighton, party leader of Renua, launches a ten point plan for ‘Collaring the White Collar Criminals’ in front of Leinster House. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Senior bank officials who have been found to have recklessly lent money should face serious sanctions including imprisonment, Renua Ireland has advoca(...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has described criticisms of tribunals of inquiry made by former taoiseach Bertie Ahern as a “bit rich”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has described criticisms of tribunals of inquiry made by former taoiseach Bertie Ahern as a “bit rich” given that Fiann(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  is being lobbied to raise the threshold on inheritances adult children can receive from parents without having to pay tax. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Death and property are probably the two great Irish obsessions. It’s a long way from inheritance tax most of us were reared, but contemporary “death d(...)

Alexis Fitzgerald’s coffin outside the Church of Mary Immaculate  of Sinners in Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins led the mourners at the funeral of the former Fine Gael TD, senator and lord mayor of Dublin Alexis Fitzgerald on Saturday(...)