Fine Gael party members Frances Fitzgerald, Leo Varadkar, Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is favourite to be appointed tánaiste by Enda Kenny if a Fine Gael-led minority government is put in place. M(...)

A selfie from Cllr Paddy Meade, who brought defamation proceedings against Mr O’Connor.

A Fine Gael activist has apologised to a Fine Gael Cllr at the High Court over a text message which wrongly alleged the Cllr’s tax affairs were “not i(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl, chairing Oireachtas Dáil reform committee. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Dáil will not sit two mornings a week to allow for TDs to attend committees. The Oireachtas Dáil reform committee has been examining a number of (...)

Shane Ross  with TDs from the Independent Alliance  and  Aisling Dunne, one of the party’s co-ordinators for talks with Fianna Fáil. Photograph:

Parties with five TDs or more are to be given full parliamentary status and speaking time in the Dáil for the first time, a committee established to e(...)

 Fine Gael’s Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (left), Eoghan Murphy (front), David Stanton and Regina Doherty announcing their partys Oireachtas Reform Programme at Leinster House on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael has denied its proposals on Dáil reform are an attempt to lure Independent TDs into supporting a minority government. The party published i(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar,  Regina Doherty and Peter Fitzpatrick at the Fine Gael Ardfheis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Regina Doherty was elected to Meath County Council in 2009. She first ran for the Dáil, unsuccessfully, in 2007. Elected in 2011, she served as deputy(...)

Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery made the reasonable point that the central election message of “let’s keep the recovery going” assumes everyone has felt the recovery, something Kenny and Noonan have said has not been the case. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. By now, Fine Gael expected to be poised for a final-week rally towards opinion poll percentages in the mid-30s. (...)

Michelle Mulherin  TD:    she is seen as facing an uphill struggle in Co Mayo, which is dropping from a five-seater to a four-seater for this election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is planning to provide extra resources for candidates it believes are capturing public support ahead of the general election. Party strateg(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael Ardfheis at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael founded the State and saved it following the bailout and economic crash, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has claimed. Mr Varadkar was addr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny took his parliamentary party by surprise this week when he said Fine Gael might be willing to allow a free vote on repea(...)