Micheál Martin: he dominates Fianna Fáil but does not control it absolutely. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

For most of his leadership of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin privately accepted that he would be the first leader of his party never to serve as taoiseac(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has not been a member of Fianna Fáil since the publication of the Mahon report in 2012. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he would not support former taoiseach Bertie Ahern becoming a member of the party. Mr Martin was respondin(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin initially said he would support President Michael D. Higgins if he chose to stand for the office again. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil members have voted overwhelmingly against entering any coalition government with Sinn Féin. The party passed a motion at its ard fheis on(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the party’s 75th Ard Fheis in Killarney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Faíl has advised its party members to fight the party’s corner on social media and not to “surrender”. The party’s agenda for the annual ard f(...)

The Fianna Fáil leader has  supported his party’s calls to reduce the construction industry Vat rates. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to propose severe sanctions for developers who continuously hoard land at his party’s ard fheis this weekend. In(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “He is neither an ideologue nor a risk-taker. He is unapologetically moderate and incremental.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Yet again it was a moment on RTÉ’s Prime Time which illustrated the changed political context in which budgets are shaped in the current Dáil. In the (...)

 Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson Michael McGrath: “The people who are affected want to see a roadmap back to being treated equally based on their contributions.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government needs to set out a “roadmap” to deal with an anomaly in the pension scheme that sees thousands of women losing out on payments, Fianna (...)

M50 file photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

About a million M50 tolls went unpaid by motorists last year, the Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming has said after a meeting of the Public Accounts Committe(...)

After Tralee, Co Kerry at 19 weeks, the longest waiting times by test centre are Athlone (17 weeks), Donegal (17 weeks), Roscommon (16.8 weeks), Mallow (16.7 weeks). Photograph: Getty Images

Driving test waiting times have risen to an average of 13 weeks, with the longest waiting times in Tralee, Co Kerry, at almost five months, according (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter any arrangement with Sinn Féin, but many of his TDs have said it must be considered in the future. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has criticised Fianna Fáil’s “obsession” with his party, saying Micheál Martin is terrified of the challenge Sinn Féin(...)