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Fianna Fáil leader, Micheal Martin: has told his frontbench TDs to be much more assertive. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The fourth floor of the modern annex to Leinster House is where the journey from Opposition to Government Buildings is plotted. Up there, overlookin(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Billy Kelleher: If as a society we are sincere about our compassion for women we need to be sincere in respecting and trusting the decisions women make. This is why I believe we should repeal the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Abortion is a very uncomfortable subject for anyone to discuss in great detail and there is no unanimous position on it. Some say abortion is a human(...)

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty: he referred to the SCU  as the Government’s “spin unit’’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has indicated the Government will ignore a Dáil motion calling for the disbandment of its controversial Strategic Communication(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Stephen Donnelly has described the latest deal on Brexit as a political fudge to allow the talks to move on and kick the can down the road on the Border issue.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has accused Fianna Fáil of trying to undermine the Government on Brexit. During sharp Dáil exchanges on Tuesday, Mr Coveney, (...)

 Sinn Féin’s   Pearse Doherty. “The SCU has been tarnished, and there has been political interference.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government review of its Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) is likely to reject claims it politicised the publicity campaign for Project 2040, bu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks to the media outside St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Opposition politicians have criticised Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for showing poor judgment in passing on Donald Trump’s concerns about a proposed wind fa(...)

Teachers protesting over pay inequality. The Government has said it will enter into talks with trade unions on the two-tier pay structure for teachers, nurses and other public service personnel. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has warned the Government it would support the next budget only if it boosts pay levels for 60,000 public servants appointed since 2011 on(...)

Star Trek – The Next Generation: Picard and Wharf with the pesky Irishman Danilo Odell

Sad as this is to contemplate on our Big Day, it’s not unusual for famous people to culturally appropriate our national name and wander about wearing (...)

People attending an ASTI protest seeking equal pay for younger teachers outside Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke

About 60,000 public service staff earn less than their colleagues, for the same work, as a result of salary reductions introduced for new appointees s(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says about 75 per cent of the pay difference for newer teachers has been restored.Photograph:  Julien Behal

Lower-paid staff in the public service are paid considerably more than their counterparts in the private sector, the Department of Public Expenditure (...)

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