A proposal by the Labour Party to form a “progressive alliance” with both the Social Democrats and the Green Party in the Dáil, contains attractive el(...)

Economist Fergal O’Brien said: “If we rely fully on the financing of our water infrastructure from general taxation, it simply won’t happen in the bad times.” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Relying on financing the State’s water infrastructure from general taxation would mean “it simply won’t happen” in bad times, an economist in the busi(...)

The case arose after Eamon Ryan was not invited to participate in a debate, broadcast on RTÉ One on February 15th, because the Green Party did not meet a requirement set by RTÉ for participation in such debates of having three TDs in the outgoing Dáil. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

RTÉ and Green Party trustee Tom Kivlehan must each pay their own costs of his failed challenge to the broadcaster’s exclusion of Green Party leader Ea(...)

The number of TDs needed to form a majority is 79. Photograph: Alan Betson

A number of possible combinations for forming a government are available following the election, although various parties and groupings have ruled ou(...)

Enda Kenny will discuss his response to the result with ministerial colleagues, while FF leader Micheál Martin indicated the new Dáil should not represent more business as usual. Photographs: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today seek a mandate from his Fine Gael ministerial colleagues to begin moves to try and put a new government in place. Fia(...)

Is this the end for Enda? Enda Kenny’s future as Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael is uncertain after Friday’s general election. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Counting continues in the general election and ten seats have yet to be filled this morning, but Fine Gael is taking the lead by a narrow margin with(...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin celebrate their election at the count centre in the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the big success stories of the election, Green Party leader Eamon Ryan described the party’s resurrection thanks to the election of two TDs as (...)

The main options are: * Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil coalition: a full coalition would have a large majority, but it is not favoured by many FF TDs . Fian(...)

Fine Gael candidate and Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe (above) who along with his party colleague Michael D’Arcy, a Senator, secured the final two seats in Wexford.

There was some good news for Fine Gael on Monday after a difficult weekend when two of its candidates were elected to the two last seats in Wexford. (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin celebrate their election at the count centre in the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lazarus stories abound in electoral politics and the Green Party now has its own one to tell. The party’s fateful decision to go into a coalition wi(...)