Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “I think we must look long and hard at the barrage idea.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted a tidal barrier proposal by the Save Cork City (SCC) group as part of its response to the €140 million (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society business lunch in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is in denial about Brexit, even though it is the “defining challenge” for the current generation, according to Fianna Fáil leader Miche(...)

The Proclaimation is read during a commemorative ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising  at the National Monument on Grand Parade, Cork City on monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Thousands gathered in Cork city on Monday to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising which saw over 1,000 Irish Volunteers mobilised in the city and county(...)

Elizabeth Linder, Facebook’s politics and government specialist, said: ‘We’ve seen previously in other countries that conversation on Facebook has increased voter turnout.’  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Health is the number one general election issue Irish people are talking about on Facebook, according to new figures released today. Facebook, which(...)

Micheál Martin:  ‘As a democratic society we have to wake up and understand that a free and diverse media is essential and it cannot be taken for granted.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

On May 6th Fine Gael and Labour TDs were instructed by the Government to vote down a Fianna Fáil motion calling for an independent commission to inves(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin TD has accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of having “failed citizens”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin TD has accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of having “failed citizens” by not commenting on the controversy over publishing(...)

For more years than many of them could remember, Rita Moynihan, who has died aged 83, plied her customers with her unique Long Valley light refreshmen(...)

 Late poet Seamus Heaney, above, has been described by  Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan as a “very humble, modest man” who was “very accessible”.

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to his friend and fellow poet Seamus Heaney who died this morning. The pair have been friends for decades(...)