News Fianna Fail Senator Marc MacSharry

Fianna Fáil has selected Senator Marc MacSharry and former TD Eamon Scanlon to contest the general election in Sligo-Leitrim.The constituency which no(...)

“Focused on what?” snorted Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen at the Taoiseach. “You’re like a rabbit in the headlights.” Photograph: Eric Luke

It was a quiet return for our Hardly Here At All Dáil, easing itself back into the onerous task of occasionally sitting. It’s a bit like embarking on (...)

Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil: “I have never agreed with washing the party’s dirty linen in public and I want it to stop now.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Martin has accused some of his TDs of having a pathetic and juvenile lack of discipline and said they owed it to the founders and(...)

Fianna Fáil transport spokesman Timmy Dooley  who has called on the Government not to sell its stake in Aer Lingus.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government must “turn back” from selling the State’s share in Aer Lingus, according to Fianna Fáil transport spokesman.Clare TD Timmy Dooley accus(...)

A good smattering of TDs joined Gabrielle (Gab) McFadden to shooting the breeze in Irish in the Dáil this week.

The Dáil visitors’ bar was doing a roaring trade on Wednesday morning. And no, it wasn’t TDs and Senators gasping for a hair of the dog ahead of the(...)

IAG chief Willie Walsh: “This is a deal that we want to do.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

International Consolidated Airlines Group is “nowhere near” walking away from its €1.36 billion bid to buy Aer Lingus, according to its Irish chief(...)

Willie Walsh: faces questions by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh will attempt to convince Government officials and Oireachtas members (...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said chairing the Dáil was a “stressful” job. Photograph: Collins

Fianna Fáil TDs are split on whether they should table a motion of no confidence in Mr Barrett if he does not withdraw his claim the party is trying t(...)

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett faces the prospect of a motion of no confidence moved by Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett is expected to speak to Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin by telephone this evening in an effort to resolve his row with (...)

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney has cautioned against “a knee jerk reaction” to an incursion into Irish controlled air space by two Russian military aircraft earlier this week. Photograph: Gary O’ Neill

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney has cautioned against “a knee jerk reaction” to an incursion into Irish controlled air space by two Russian milita(...)