Independent Alliance leader Shane Ross. Former member of the alliance Michael Fitzmaurice said the decision threw up an interesting quandary for Mr Ross, who has been outspoken in the past about tax avoidance measures by multinationals in Ireland. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The scale of the European Commission’s €13 billion ruling in the Apple State aid case unnerved some members of the Independent Alliance, the group of (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at Herb Street Cafe, Grand Canal, Dublin, ahead of the election. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane said the possibility of the Labour party considering re-entering coalition was a “nightmare” government scenario that “wi(...)

Michael Fitzmaurice: “There’s an awful lot of shadow boxing and lot of old BS”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is unlikely to persuade any Independent TD to back his nomination for the position of taoiseach when the Dáil recon(...)