The Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin speaking at the party’s Ard Fheis, at Citywest, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Micheál Martin was somewhere between delighted and terrified. The half smile on his face, perhaps suppressing a full beam lest those watching at hom(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will be happy to conduct a live television debate with Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will be happy to conduct a live television debate with Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin.  In so doing, Taoiseac(...)

Micheál Martin: Day-to-day delivery of water provision and sewage services should be returned to councils. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has said it supports a position where Irish Water is abolished with day-to-day delivery of services being returned to local authorities. (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaking at the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party think-in at the Marine Hotel, Sutton, Co Dublin, with (from left): Dara Calleary TD, Cllr Darragh O’Brien, Timmy Dooley TD, Colm Keaveney TD and Brendan Smith TD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The campaign to lure Enda into the open has begun. Seasoned hunters do not underestimate the task ahead. Sightings of Enda are commonplace. His(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

Ahead of the new Dáil term, the political party think-ins begin today with Fine Gael’s event. We assess the shape of each party as they head into a ge(...)

Councillor Deirdre Heney and Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin speaking to media on the plinth at Leinster House in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has be accused of running an “old boy’s brigade” after former junior minister Seán Haughey was added to a general el(...)

Fianna Fáil is to add Cllr Seán Haughey to the ticket in Dublin Bay North. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil is to add Cllr Seán Haughey to the ticket in Dublin Bay North. Mr Haughey was informed of the decision on Tuesday afternoon. The former m(...)

Cllrs Sean Haughey and Deirdre Heney  at the recent FF Dublin Bay North selection convention. There is major division in party  over whether Mr Haughey should be added to ticket. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A number of high-profile Fianna Fáil candidates, including Seán Haughey, will learn in the coming days if they will be automatic selections on the pa(...)

Seán Haughey and Deirdre Heney:  The former junior minister  lost the Dublin Bay North selection convention to Dublin city councillor Deirdre Heney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A meeting of senior Fianna Fáil strategists next weekend is to begin finalising the party’s approach to candidates and tickets for the general electi(...)

Former  Fianna Fáil TD Conor Lenihan is photographed in RTÉ watching his party leader Micheál Martin being interviewed. Mr Lenihan on Monday said he would consider running for the Dáil again if approached by the party. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Former minister of state Conor Lenihan has said he would consider running for Fianna Fáil again if asked by the party. Mr Lenihan, a brother of the la(...)