Retired High Court judge Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill has been appointed by Michael Noonan to the investigation of IBRC transactions. Photograph: Frank Miller

A retired High Court judge has been appointed to oversee any conflicts of interest which may arise in the investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution(...)

Patrick Callaghan, Clontuskert, Galway East, and Michael O’Donoghue, Kilmurry, Cork North West, at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis  in the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 3:13

Recently reminiscing fondly about Charles Haughey, a Fianna Fáil veteran of his era recalled the former taoiseach’s approach to any spell out of gove(...)

“Let Bobby in there, lads!” Micheál Martin puts one arm around byelection candidate Bobby Aylward as he salutes the party faithful at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke. 3:13

In the full and plenty days there was always a generous helping of meat in the middle of the FF sandwich. It sustained the party, helping it become st(...)

Party leader Micheál Martin speaking during the Fianna Fáil ardfheis in the RDS over the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Delegates passed a Dublin Rathdown motion calling on the party to publicly rule out going into government with Fine Gael after the next general elect(...)

Fianna Fáil’s spokesman on justice and equality Niall Collins TD says the referendum is about the fundamental issue of equality. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Sharp differences between delegates emerged during the ardfheis debate on the marriage equality referendum. Dublin delegate Peter Soden claimed Fiann(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Support for the Fine Gael-Labour Coaltion has dropped, according to an opinion poll published on Sunday.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Support for the Fine Gael-Labour Coaltion has dropped, according to an opinion poll published on Sunday. A Red C poll for the Sunday Business P(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin during his keynote speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday night. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Make no mistake about it - the general election campaign is under way.At least nine months out from the the polls, Micheál Martin used his party’s ard(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaking at the 76th party ardfheis at the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times. 3:13

A cut in Universal Social Charge (USC) and increases in a range of social benefits have been proposed by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.In his keyn(...)

Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins said he supported a Yes vote in the same sex marriage referendum as ‘we are a progressive republican party with a long, proud and progressive track record in promoting equality’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times. 3:13

There were mixed views among delegates at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis on the party’s support for the marriage equality referendum.Opening the debate, par(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael  McGrath said: “I fully appreciate the pain that the Universal Social Charge represents for working families and the toll it takes on pay packets.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil will eliminate the Universal Social Charge if it returns to power, the party’s ardfheis has agreed.The party said it will be the policy of(...)