Paschal Donohoe and Simon Coveney of Fine Gael arrive for talks with Fianna Fáil on forming a government. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

Water charges are getting too much attention in the Fine Gael- Fianna Fáil talks on forming a government, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the Dail with Lisa Chambers, Dara Calleary, Charlie McConalogue, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony and Mary Butler. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was urged by his parliamentary party members yesterday to allow them abstain in next week’s vote for taoiseach. Mr (...)

Six Independent AllianceTDs on Monday criticised acting Minister for Health Leo Varadkar for a tweet issued on Sunday night in which he said his general election posters were ready to be used in a second election.

The Independent Alliance has said it will not negotiate with Fine Gael under the threat of a second general election. The six Alliance TDs on Monday(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness: ‘The country has to come first and the electorate has spoken.’  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

Two Fianna Fáil TDs have called on their party to consider entering coalition with Fine Gael for the good of the country. Carlow-Kilkenny TDs John M(...)

 FF leader Micheál Martin with Dublin Fingal candidate Lorraine Clifford-Lee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil general election candidate Lorraine Clifford-Lee has claimed her party colleagues do “not get” the need to repeal the Eighth Amendment. M(...)

Speaking at a hustings event for young people on Thursday were, from left,  Labour junior Minister Kevin Humphreys, Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett and  Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger Photography

Young people are concerned about homelessness, jobs, discrimination, education and the environment and are far from uninterested in politics, based on(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin at the launch of the party’s advertisement campaign, outside Leinster House. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil TDs have denied their first election poster was a free advert for Fine Gael, insisting it had set out what it intended to do. The party(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: says if the value of a home has been diminished or totally cancelled, the valuation for property tax purposes should reflect that. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has confirmed that householders affected by the floods will not be exempt from the property tax. Mr Noonan said, (...)

A motion from the Longford Fianna Fáil branch calling for the selection convention to be recalled and the ratification of Connie Gerety-Quinn (above) as the candidate for the Longford-Westmeath constituency to be reversed is to be considered. File photograph: Fianna Fáil website

Fianna Fáil’s national executive is to consider a motion on Thursday from its branch in Co Longford calling for a gender directive to be overturned. (...)

Climate change legislation has passed through the Oireachtas and will go to President  Michael D Higgins to be sogned into law. Photograph: Alan Betson

 Long-awaited climate change legislation has completed its passage through the Oireachtas, creating statutory obligations to meet emissions targ(...)