Senator Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin, Sean Haughey and Maureen Haughey, daughter of Sean Lemass at the unveiling of the Fianna Fail party’s programme of events to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

A little like the Irish language, most discussion on Fianna Fáil these days tends to be the existential question about its survival prospects. The par(...)

Permanent TSB has requested a possession order on the home of Ger Lonergan from Limerick, who is undergoing treatment for cancer

A Co Limerick father who is undergoing treatment for cancer is in danger of losing his home over a mortgage debt of €32,000. Ger Lonergan was one of (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Government is willing to “tweak” insolvency legislation.Mr Noonan made his comments in Limerick where(...)

Willie O’Dea:  people’s rights would “depend on the individual whim of their family doctor” when gender recognition should be “a matter of self-determination by the individual concerned”

The Gender Recognition Bill has been described as “a form of Irish solution to an Irish problem”, with the State adopting a “paternalistic approach”.(...)

Anne Ferris said “I don’t know if there will be others with me” in defying the Labour whip. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Labour TD is expected to vote against the Government and support a bill calling for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities(...)

A Garda driver fixing the Tricolour to the presidential car. Photograph: Frank Miller

The State has spent more than €14 million on ministerial transport since 2011, according to figures revealed during Dáil questions.Since May 2011, the(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea said  by his count the Government had performed “10 U-turns” on water charges.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil this afternoon the Government had reacted “with some sense of humility” to the “powerful movement” made up of those(...)

Sure what else would you be doing of a Friday morning only going to the movies?If nothing else but to take your mind off the alarming disappearance of(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn: Irish Water “should trust people to say how many residents are in their home”. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Independent Senator Feargal Quinn will introduce legislation in the Seanad next month to stop Irish Water demanding householders’ personal public ser(...)

 Willie O’Dea: has received ’no coherent explanation’ from Irish Water. Photograph: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea will not be submitting his PPS number to Irish Water because of its response to queries he made, he has told the Dáil.He t(...)