“Big business and wealthy people are paying less and less into the State coffers with the result that there is less to spend on public services,” said Independent TD Mick Wallace. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on Frank Flannery to answer questions arising from the Panama Papers, following publication yesterday of details about the fin(...)

Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan said this legal opinion is leaked at a time when Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are being forced to speak to one another. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has insisted it will abolish water charges despite legal advice given to Irish Water warning there is no possibility under European law fo(...)

Seán Fleming

Fianna Fáil spokesman for public expenditure and reform in the last Dáil, Seán Fleming was first elected as a TD in 1997 and served a dual mandate for(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming topped the poll in Laois with one of the country’s largest quotas while re-elected Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan described (...)

Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív said supporting a Fine Gael government would be a “rubbish idea” for Fianna Fáil. “We will not support Fine Gael. End of story. No matter how much the media try to push it,” he said. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A senior Fianna Fáil TD has said it would be a “rubbish idea” for the party to support a minority Fine Gael government if no majority administration e(...)

 Pudsy Ryan, apparently a schoolboy character in an old missionary magazine who had trouble with his schoolwork got a mention this week.

As one observer put it to me, the Coalition may be feeling a bit like Churchill after the second World War, when the British public more or less said (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (left) Fianna Fáil Public Expenditure and Reform spokesman Sean Fleming have clashed again over the lack of provision in Fianna Fáil’s election manifesto for a public service pay increase following the expiry of the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have clashed again over the lack of provision in Fianna Fáil’s election manifesto for a public service pay increase followin(...)

Minister for  Reform Brendan Howlin said the level of declarable interests for public officials “will be significantly extended in line with the Mahon tribunal’s recommendations”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Legislation to replace the State’s public ethics watchdog with a more powerful body has been introduced in the Dáil but will not be enacted before th(...)

 Minister for Communications Alex White has defended his decision to re-appoint Noreen Wright to the board of the ESB six months before her term was due to end. Fianna Fáil said it was an attempt to play fast and loose with the public appointments process. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Minister for Communications Alex White has been accused of making an “anti-democratic” re-appointment to the board of the ESB. Mr White secured Cabi(...)

Minister of State with Special Rsponsibility for the OPW Simon Harris. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Simon Harris insisted a statutory national authority existed to manage flood-relief projects. He was(...)