Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has called for a transparent approach to budgeting for  health because he believed the Government cannot not be trusted.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has said he is preparing to be Taoiseach and has accused the Government of “playing around with people’s health and (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin alleged that the Government has “cooked the books” and misled the opposition and the public about its health budgets(...)

 Micheal Martin said the Government had consciously and deliberately presented a budget last October knowing the figures to be wrong on health spending. HPhotograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has alleged that the Government has “cooked the books” and misled the opposition and the public about it health budg(...)

Time and time again, politicians fail to trust people, says Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Politicians should have enough trust in voters to turn down demands for projects such as schools rather than giving in to every request, Minister for (...)

Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin  keep an eye on any announcements of future electoral intentions by the party’s Senators. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has asked the party’s TDs to decide over the summer if they are going to contest the next general election. He will (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “The Government, across all departments, takes the disability sector very seriously indeed.” Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said small charities for people with disabilities who had lost funding could avail of a formal process of appeal. “The(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said  about 26 disability and caring-focused organisations across the country had lost funding under the scheme for community and voluntary organisations.Photograph: Getty

Small charities for people with disabilities who have lost funding can avail of a formal process of appeal, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. “The Govern(...)

One Direction fans at Croke Park: all three of the band’s concerts held at Croke Park recently passed without incident, said FF leader Micheál Martin

Operational guidelines covering major public events are to be examined in the light of the controversy surrounding the Garth Brooks concerts, the Dái(...)

Taoiseach: I’m as disappointed as anybody over Brooks 2:03

The operational regulations covering major events such as the Garth Brooks concerts are to be examined, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.He told the Dáil(...)

The cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park marked a loss of some €250 million for Dublin, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park marked a loss of some €250 million for Dublin, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.Speaking(...)