Fianna Fáil TD Michael Kitt said: “I wish to thank the people of Galway East for their immense support over the past 40 years.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Kitt has confirmed his retirement from politics. The Leas-Cheann Comhairle said he would not be contesting the next general ele(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny did not force the resignation of former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan but the latter felt he should consider his position, a(...)

Martin Callinan with Alan Shatter: on March 25th, 2014, the garda commissioner retired with no notice for “family reasons”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Fine Gael-Labour Coalition has been forced to endure repeated policing crises since coming to office. A minister for justice has gone, a Garda com(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  outside the Department  of an Taoiseach on Wednesday  morning. Photograph: Dave Meehan

What are the principal implications of the interim report of the Fennelly Commission for the key players? TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY The interim (...)

Former TD Noel O’Flynn. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former TD Noel O’Flynn has left Fianna Fáil, seemingly due to his dissatisfaction with party leader Micheál Martin. “Having been a member of Fianna Fá(...)

Fianna Fáil has accused the Taoiseach of employing shifty tactics in the period leading up to the retirement of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to be tabled by Fianna Fáil later this month when the Dáil resumes. The motion relates to the fin(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Did “not intend to put pressure” on Mr Callinan to retire. Photograph: The Irish Times

The interim report of the Fennelly Commission has made wide-ranging criticism of senior Government figures but has cleared Taoiseach Enda Kenny of try(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “It was very wrong for the Taoiseach to do what he did. Martin Callinan was left with no option.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to consider tabling a motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Mr Martin said the findings of the report (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald. 	File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Labour leader Joan Burton of being “irresponsible” and “cr(...)

The rapidity with which the Northern Ireland Executive has descended into a full-blown crisis reflects not just a loss of trust between the various pa(...)