Rotating taoisigh? Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny may have to share the spoils of  Election 2016 in a very fundamental way. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

An arrangement for a rotating taoiseach would have to be on the agenda for any talks about a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil alliance to avoid another general e(...)

Sinead Ahern at the Labour Party conference in Mullingar: said it would be difficult to say what the mood of the party would be after the election. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

There were differing views on whether Labour should enter the next government if it has a bad election day, as some polls have suggested. Jimmy Kenne(...)

Part of the crowd at the launch of Independent TD Michael Lowry’s election campaign in the Anner Hotel in Thurles

The recent launch of Tipperary Independent TD Michael Lowry’s general election campaign was no ordinary affair. The ballroom of the Anner Hotel, in h(...)

John Bruton was part of a guard of honour at the 50th anniversary of the Rising in 1966. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former taoiseach John Bruton has criticised the Government’s decision to send Defence Forces officers with Tricolours and copies of the Proclamation (...)

Defences Forces personnel march past the GPO in a previous  1916 commemoration. Former taoiseach John Bruton has criticised plans  to have Army personnel visiting schools as part of the 1916 centenary. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach John Bruton has criticised the Government’s decision to have Army personnel visiting schools as part of the 1916 commemoration progra(...)

Emma Coffey at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis at Citywest, Dublin. “I cannot definitively rule out a coalition with Fine Gael.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Delegates at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis differed on whether the party should go into coalition with Fine Gael after the general election. But there wa(...)

Brian Walsh: Thanked for his service to the House.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael Galway West TD Brian Walsh has resigned his Dáil seat on medical grounds. Mr Walsh announced last November he was standing down as a candi(...)

 Minister of State Simon Harris: “I think all of the councillors involved have very serious issues to reflect on.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State Simon Harris has called on the councillors featured on the RTÉ television expose on political lobbying to resign their local author(...)

Abuse survivor Maíria Cahill: “If I am elected, one of the issues I will highlight is abuse in general, including the area of domestic violence.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Maíria Cahill is on course to be elected as a Labour member of the Seanad in a byelection next month. The nomination of the Belfast woman by the Labo(...)

Senator Averil Power claimed Fianna Fáil failed to launch a sufficiently strong canvass in support of the same-sex marriage referendum, and was critical of the party leadership before resigning last month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to reshuffle some Seanad portfolios in the wake of the resignation of Senator Averil Power from the party. Senato(...)