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Sinn Féin leader: Mary Lou McDonald will lead the party into a snap election this winter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin’s vice-president, Mary Lou McDonald, will lead the party into the next general election. The party’s finance spokesman, Pearse Doherty, said(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Taoiseach of refusing to engage with him in recent days on Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s position. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Taoiseach of refusing to engage with him in recent days on Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s position. (...)

Even if Fitzgerald resigns, an election would be unavoidable in the medium term. Photograph: Press Association

How did the current political rift occur? The Government is in crisis – Fianna Fáil has tabled a motion of no confidence in Tánaiste Frances Fitzgera(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on RTÉ’s Six One News on Friday

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there is still an opportunity to avoid a general election and will discuss compromises over the next few days. Howeve(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, with Martin Heydon and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald at the Fine Gael think-in in  Clonmel in September. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The following statement was issued by the chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon on Thursday night: The Fine Gael parliamentary(...)

Simon Harris insisted it was not the role of the Dáil to hold a “parallel process” or conduct its own “kangaroo court”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ministers rallied around Frances Fitzgerald on Thursday as the Opposition parties moved to remove the Tánaiste from her position. Ms Fitzgerald has f(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald along with the Cabinet. Photograph: Maxwell

When you’re pleading that it’s a matter for the tribunal, you’re at the last redoubt of your defences. All Thursday afternoon colleagues and support(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald in the Dáil on Thursday.

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald passionately defended her response to a campaign to discredit a Garda whistleblower as Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou Mc(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin must judge whether he wants to run the risk of pulling down the Government on the issue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

As expected, Sinn Féin has tabled a motion of no confidence in the Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, to be taken next week. Following leaders questions th(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government was in crisis and the State of the verge of a general election on Thursday night as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar refused a Fianna Fáil demand(...)

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