Independent TD Mick Wallace speaks in the Dáil on his visit to refugees in Calais and Dunkirk.

Independent TD Mick Wallace broke down in the Dáil while talking about a recent meeting with refugees in Calais and Dunkirk in France. Mr Wallace, w(...)

Enda Kenny said he was ‘obviously very cognisant’ of trying to bring the matter to a successful conclusion as speedily as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Enda Kenny has said he does not know if there will be a Dáil vote next week to elect a taoiseach. The acting Taoiseach told the House on Thursday mor(...)

Fine Gael’s Michael Noonan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has estimated there could be an additional €10 billion to €11 billion available for public spending between next y(...)

 Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has questioned whether a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil agreement to suspend water charges would be legal. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has questioned whether a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil agreement to suspend water charges would be legal. “ There is (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny said discussions were underway between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to reach agreement on the formation of a government, while also consulting Independent members

There were further sharp exchanges in the Dáil on Wednesday morning as the Government and Fianna Fáil rejected a demand for a vote on a motion abolish(...)

Paschal Donohoe and Simon Coveney of Fine Gael arrive for talks with Fianna Fáil on forming a government. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

Water charges are getting too much attention in the Fine Gael- Fianna Fáil talks on forming a government, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  in Dublin. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said his party remains committed to assisting in the formation of a government. “In terms of what has been goi(...)

Newly elected Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell: ‘My objective is to represent the people of Limerick and to regain my Dáil seat at the next election.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Two Fine Gael politicians who lost their Dáil seats in the general election have been elected to the Seanad. Former TDs Kieran O’Donnell and Gabriel(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace said mental health was the health issue raised most during the election campaign in his constituency. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has ruled out making individual constituency deals with TDs for the provision of health services. “I would not be p(...)

Acting  Taoiseach Enda Kenny: judgment would ‘potentially’ have an impact in a limited number of cases. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said necessary action will be taken quickly to address issues raised by the High Court decision to declare unconstitut(...)