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Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary says his party is open to any Government proposals to hold back money available to the State in this year’s budget. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is willing to consider any proposals from the Government to hold back some of the money available to the State in this year’s budget, the (...)

Fine Gael figures  believe an election within the next year is highly likely

A senior Fianna Fáil TD has said his party is unlikely to renew the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael, increasing the prospects of an election(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: said reshuffle is an opportunity for some spokespeople to gain more experience. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil can win the next general election, party leader Micheál Martin has said. He said research and work on the ground within constituencies (...)

The frontbench reshuffle announced by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin looks like a move to prepare the party for the general election which could happen any time from the autumn onwards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The frontbench reshuffle announced by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin looks like a move to prepare the party for the general election, which could h(...)

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin has been calling in his party TDs since early Thursday morning updating them on the changes.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has appointed Dara Calleary to the position of deputy leader in frontbench changes revealed on Thursday. Mr Martin(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040  at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As reaction to the National Development Plan emerges, there is a clear divide between the business and industry sectors which have broadly welcomed ne(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come under fire over the new strategic communications unit. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Government’s strategic communications unit has spent more than €182,000 since its creation last year. The figures released to Fianna Fáil TD Dara(...)

Fianna Fáil TDs Dara Calleary and Michael McGrath raised concerns about banks selling non-performing loans in the Dáil on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The banks have been accused of looking to “outsource their dirty work” by selling non-performing home loans. Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael M(...)

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