Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny: courting Independents  to form minority government.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny last night assured Independent TDs a minority government led by his party would last. Mr Kenny attended a meeting with th(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny: attended a meeting with Independent Alliance TDs on Friday night. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny last night assured Independent TDs that a minority government led by him would last. He attended a meeting with Independen(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny said discussions were underway between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to reach agreement on the formation of a government, while also consulting Independent members

There were further sharp exchanges in the Dáil on Wednesday morning as the Government and Fianna Fáil rejected a demand for a vote on a motion abolish(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said there were many mechanisms to secure money from those who have not paid water charges,  including attachment orders. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fail believes it is “dangerous” and “risky” to refund the 950,000 people who have paid their water charges. Leader Micheál Martin told his par(...)

Communities such as those living near Cork Harbour should be protected by legislation limiting the number of times planning applications can be made for major infrastructural projects that impact on their lives, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Communities such as those living near Cork Harbour should be protected by legislation limiting the number of times planning applications can be made f(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny laughs with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the 1916 Arbour Hill commemoration ceremony  in Dublin. Mr Martin said Fianna Fáil would support a Fine Gael-led minority government in honouring any existing contracts with Irish Water. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Fianna Fáil would support a Fine Gael-led minority government in honouring any existing contracts with Irish Water in the event of a deal being done o(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: ‘So far there has been a willingness to keep channels open and to engage - I think the tone has been good’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the issue of Irish Water must be addressed in advance of the formation of any government if it is to have a(...)

Fine Gael TD Simon Coveney speaking to reporters after leaving talks on government formation. ‘A lot has been agreed. There was 30 items up for discussion, the vast majority of them have been agreed in terms of accommodation or compromise,’ he said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fine Gael Ministers offered Fianna Fail a six to nine month suspension of water charges at a meeting on Monday. The negotiating team, which consists (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny (left) and  Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speak during a State  ceremony to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising  at Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin have spoken to one another today as the political impasse continues. Mr Kenny and M(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Mattie McGrath TD, at the Liam Lynch Commemoration at Newcastle , Co Tipperary on April 10th. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Many of the mistakes of the past, including the “Irish Water fiasco” can be blamed on the arrogance of a majority government, Fianna Fáil leader Miche(...)