Fianna Fáil TD Michael McGrath, a member of his party’s negotiating team on government formation, at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are at odds over the wording of proposed legislation to provide for the suspension of water charges. Fine Gael had prepared(...)

Mood music failed to hit right note for Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil chief Micheál Martin. Photograph Barbara Lindberg.

The room is nondescript, used for meetings and as a waiting room. It is located just at the end of the “bridge” that connects Leinster House to Govern(...)

Will Taoiseach Enda Kenny (left) and Fianna Fáil Micheal Martin end up forming a government? Senior Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil sources were  privately conceding on Saturday  that a coalition between  the two parties was  the likely outcome of the general election.

Senior Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil sources are privately conceding that a coalition between the two parties is the likely outcome of the general electio(...)

Ajai Chopra, former deputy director of the IMF, leaving the Dáil after giving evidence at the banking inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Former International Monetary Fund official Ajai Chopra has said the European Central Bank’s refusal to impose losses on senior bondholders pushed Ire(...)

Fine Gael’s Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Conor McCabe/Jason Clarke Photography

David Drumm has led the Irish authorities a merry dance since moving to the United States in mid 2009, avoiding their attempts to question him in conn(...)

Legal advice for the banking inquiry has recommended the committee does not hear video evidence from David Drumm

Legal advice for the banking inquiry has recommended the committee does not hear video evidence from David Drumm. The committee’s legal team firmly r(...)

Ciaran Lynch of Labour, who is chairing the banking inquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

TDs and Senators on the banking inquiry objected to the prospect of public hearings being held as late as May or June 2015 at the committee’s inaugura(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s spokesman had no comment on the actions of the four TDs, which came as the legislation passed its first Dáil reading by a margin of 138 to 24. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael has removed four rebel TDs from the party after they defied Taoiseach Enda Kenny to vote against the abortion legislation. Steps were also u(...)