Minister for  Social Protection Regina Doherty: “I’m saying Fianna Fáil can’t be trusted. They can’t be trusted with the economy. They can’t be trusted with the sincerity of actually saying something that people can believe in.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty is standing over her claims that Fianna Fáil “can’t be trusted” despite calls from Willie O’Dea for her(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD Fiona O’Loughlin and party spokesman on social protection Willie O’Dea TD during a press briefing by the party on  pensions. Photograph: Collins

A Dáil debate on Wednesday night provides the “appropriate” opportunity for Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty to apologise for calling Fia(...)

Ógra Fianna Fáil stand at the party’s ardfheis, in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

If there was ever a doubt that Fianna Fáil wanted Leo Varadkar to win the Fine Gael leadership contest, this ardfheis has provided the conclusive answ(...)

Michael McGrath asked how all the banks could have made the same mistake. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Those responsible for the tracker mortgage controversy must be held to account, the Fianna Fail Ardfheis has heard. Party finance spokesman Michael M(...)

Fianna Fáil public expenditure spokesman Dara Calleary  and its finance spokesman Michael McGrath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Just as it is doing quite well out of the confidence and supply agreement in general, Fianna Fáil can feel it has done nicely from the second instalme(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath said Sinn Féin was ‘the classic hurler on the ditch’ in his post-budget speech.

Fianna Fáil took a swipe at the Government’s housing and health policies even as it welcomed measures in the budget which the party said it secured as(...)

Dara Calleary and Michael McGrath TD during the Fianna Fáil announcement of their budget priorities. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has said there will be a small decrease in the Universal Social Charge (USC) in the budget, probably in tandem with an increase in the thr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Paschal Donohoe: the Minister for Finance’s  polite yet firm nature will be tested to its limits this week, when the real talking begins. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Tuesday, October 10th, Paschal Donohoe, holder of the second and third most powerful political offices in the State, will get to his feet in the Dá(...)

Independent Ministers have held a very ‘difficult’ and ‘tense’ meeting with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Serious Budget divisions have emerged between Government Ministers after the Independent Alliance failed to secure commitments on a number of their ke(...)

Leo Varadkar said he would like ‘to visit India in the future but no arrangements have been made as yet’. Photograph: Facunda Arrizabalaga/EPA

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has invited Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to visit India. Mr Varadkar said that in a congratulatory phone call after his(...)