Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath is calling for early  public hearings

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has warned that a general election being called will essentially bring to a halt any banking inquiry tha(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has ruled out seeking coalition agreements with either Fine Gael or Sinn Féin at the conclusion of his party’s two-day meeting of TDs and Senators in the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Labour is the only large party that has not been categorically ruled out by Fianna Fáil as a possible coalition partner after the next election. Party(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has called for a transparent approach to budgeting for  health because he believed the Government cannot not be trusted.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has said he is preparing to be Taoiseach and has accused the Government of “playing around with people’s health and (...)

Seagulls fighting over scraps.  Kerry senator  Ned O’Sullivan said: “I have received hundreds of messages and calls. Without a word of a lie over 90 per cent were supportive and positive.”  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

In an extreme case of life imitating art, a Fianna Fáil Senator has portrayed the scourge of swooping seagulls in Dublin in terms that mirror the plot(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin alleged that the Government has “cooked the books” and misled the opposition and the public about its health budgets(...)

 Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Candidates in the European elections last May spent almost €3 million in their campaigns, according to a report published by the Standards in Public (...)

Tom Hartnett from Co Cork making his point at an Age Action Q&A forum at the Aisling Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Many older people are struggling to afford to heat their homes and pay for medical care, a public meeting in Dublin has heard. Around 200 people atten(...)

 Micheal Martin said the Government had consciously and deliberately presented a budget last October knowing the figures to be wrong on health spending. HPhotograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has alleged that the Government has “cooked the books” and misled the opposition and the public about it health budg(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe has claimed members of the force were continuing to cancel penalty points for friends, despite the introduction of new regulations aimed at preventing the practice. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe is meeting senior Garda management this afternoon to discuss new allegations that penalty points are still be(...)

In a word...

And today’s word is `dystopia’. Hey…..! Don’t run away. It not that awful. A simple word, really. If you know classical Greek. It means the opposite o(...)