Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin and health spokesman Billy Kelleher (right) speak to the media before the start of th party’s ardfheis in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:31

The Government is lining up the inquiry into the Siteserv deal to ensure it has an outcome it wants, the Fianna Fáil leader has claimed.Micheál Marti(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Simon Harris insisted the Government was “not initiating this on the basis of any evidence of wrongdoing”. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Government is insisting it did not establish a review into deals struck by the former Anglo Irish Bank because of “any evidence of wrongdoing”.(...)

In his last ardfheis before a general election, Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin will hope to spark enthusiasm among party activists and attract addi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin raised the sale of Siteserv during leaders’ questions in the Dáil and asked Taoiseach Enda Kenny for an independent inquiry into the  sale.

A call has been made for an independent inquiry into the sale of Siteserv by IBRC to businessman Denis O’Brien’s firm Millington at a loss of €105 mil(...)

Micheál Martin’s insistence that Sinn Féin remains unfit for participation in a democratic republican government could be regarded as pre-election ski(...)

FF leader Micheál Martin: “Some women say to me they just don’t like the way the Dail operates.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin has said “confidence and lifestyle” issues are a central to the party’s difficulties in securing more female election candi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Banks had a moral duty to pass on lower interest rates from which they benefited, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.“It is not fair, just or equitab(...)

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin and Honorary Polish consul Jerome Mullen during a press conference at PSNI’s Musgrave Street station in Belfast after the latest in a spate of hate crimes targeting the Polish community. Photograph: PA

The Polish government is very concerned at an upsurge in racist attacks against its citizens living in Northern Ireland, an official representative ha(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has been told to “just put his shoulder to the wheel” after he voiced criticism of the party. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has been told to “just put his shoulder to the wheel” after he voiced criticism of the party.Niall Collins, the party’s(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has backed Dunnes Stores workers in their opposition to the company’s alleged use of low-hour contracts.Pickets are to be placed (...)