Brian Crowley’s defection

An element of retribution was involved in Brian Crowley’s challenge to the authority of Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin when he changed sides within(...)

At a time when he should be concentrating on rebuilding the Fianna Fáil Mícheál Martin has been dealing with an  exhausting series of challenges from within the party.

Fianna Fáil is now a small party that sporadically operates like the colossus of Irish politics it once was. Since shortly before the game-changing 20(...)

“I think they have an inscription in Latin over the King’s Inns which effectively means nothing will ever change”

The Minister for Finance has hit back at claims by the Law Society that proposals to cut court services are short-sighted and flawed, insisting “thin(...)

John O’Donoghue, who resigned as ceann comhairle in October 2009 and lost his Dáil seat two years later, has made no secret of his desire to secure a nomination to contest the next general election. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fianna Fáil has become privately dismissive of former ceann comhairle John O’Donoghue’s chances of securing a party nomination to contest the new K(...)

Fianna Fail’s Éamon Ó Cuív has defended his intervention on behalf of a drug dealer who killed an associate and stored his body in a freezer for five years. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fail’s Éamon Ó Cuív has defended his intervention on behalf of a drug dealer who killed an associate and stored his body in a freezer for five (...)

Luis Suarez may have scored in the World Cup but when it comes to recovering from injury he can’t hold a candle to  Finian McGrath. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Tribunal running costs pick up pace It seems m’learned friends are licking their chops as the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry gets down to business.(...)

The principle that politicians should not make representations to judges concerning court cases is a good one and, following disgraceful behaviour in (...)

Niall Collins said yesterday: “I’ve been very upfront. I’ve said I won’t do it again. It was a mistake to do it. I’m sorry it worked out the way it did.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil are hoping to draw a line under the controversy surrounding an intervention by its justice spokesman Niall Collins in the sentencing hear(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar defended Taoiseach Enda Kenny against criticism from Fianna Fáil that he had overreacted when he criticised Fianna Fáil Justice spokesman, Niall Collins. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has defended Taoiseach Enda Kenny against criticism from Fianna Fáil that he had overreacted when he criticised Fi(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins who said today that it was a mistake to send a letter to a court in relation to a case.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has strongly backed his party’s justice spokesman Niall Collins and called for the formulation of a code of conduct (...)