Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Labour leader and tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the first Cabinet meeting of the 31st Dáil on March 9th, 2011. Photograph: PA

Fine Gael and Labour went into coalition on March 9th, 2011, with a massive majority and leave office with just a very large one. Their 30-seat surpl(...)

 Seán Conlan TD  had been remanded from a previous sitting of Carrickmacross District Court on his own bail of €100

A Cavan-Monaghan TD has been remanded on bail on charges relating to an alleged assault at his family-owned pub last year. Former Cavan-Monaghan Fin(...)

Donegal County Council is to examine allegations made against one of its councillors in an RTÉ programme on political lobbying ‘as an issue of urgency and priority’

Donegal and Sligo County Councils are to review isses raised in an RTÉ programme on political lobbying Donegal council said it will to examine the al(...)

 Former Fine Gael and now Independent TD Sean Conlan is seen  leaving Carrickmacross District Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

A Cavan/Monaghan TD was remanded on bail when he appeared at Carrickmacross District Court on Wednesday on two charges relating to an incident at his (...)

Lucinda Creighton took to the plinth  to demand that the Government publish the advice it was given by the Attorney General, Máire Whelan, on the setting-up of the IBRC commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Every Easter weekend, the teachers’ unions go off for a few days to some hotel or other, looking for notice. And they get it, too: acres of space in (...)

Former junior minister John Perry has outlined why he should he included on the Fine Gael general election ticket. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former junior minister John Perry received a round of applause at a meeting of Fine Gael TDs and Senators after he outlined why he should he included (...)

Kenny downplays expectation of giveaway budget following strong exchequer returns. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs and Senators were told by the party’s electoral strategists they must emphasise stability in the election campaign, and that fear of (...)

Seán Conlan: recently involved in series of high-profile controversies. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A Fine Gael TD involved in a number of recent controversies has told his local party members in a letter distributed ahead of a selection convention(...)

Seán Conlan: the Employment Appeals Tribunal found that he  and his fiancee, Sarah Comiskey,  were the cause of work stress of his former secretarial assistant, Cathy Shevlin.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The fiancee of Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan has failed to secure court orders removing references relating to her in a finding by the Employment Appeals (...)

Senator Hildegarde Naughton (above) has a “strong public image” but “poor knowledge of the political landscape”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Fine Gael could be damaged in Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s Mayo constituency because of “real concerns over perceived lack of Government delivery”, accordi(...)