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‘Negative comments are damaging our party and should cease,’ Taoiseach Micheál Martin tells the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the greatest threat to the future of Fianna Fáil is the constant “leaking and sniping” by its own TDs. Mr Martin (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at a National Day of Commemoration Ceremony in Dublin to honour Irish who died in wars or on service with the UN. Photograph: Tom Honan

A year and a half after the 2020 general election, Fianna Fáil’s internal inquiry into its poor performance has not yet been completed. Following th(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin Up to February, Martin’s score would have been not too far north of zero. A poor election last year dented his confidence. (...)

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ardfheis speeches are usually freighted with more than their fair share of motherhood and apple pie. They put a leader in front of an audience of true(...)

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan supports a pilot programme of antigen testing for air travel, Oireachas committee says. Photograph: Colin Keegan / Collins

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan faces growing political pressure to urge public health officials to begin a pilot programme of antigen testing for a(...)

Sarah Durcan, the  Social Democrats’ candidate in Dublin Bay South, launching her byelection campaign outside the Dáil on Wednesday, flanked by Róisín Shortall. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An action-packed day on the political front. It was all go around Leinster House. TDs belting onto the plinth for all manner of media opportunities, (...)

Some of the letters from the H-blocks. Photograph: Julien Behal

Letters and poetry composed by H-Block hunger-striker Bobby Sands and other republican prisoners including the late Mairead Farrell, which emerged thi(...)

Brighter days are ahead. Ninety-five well-known people tell us what they are most eagerly anticipating in the coming months Daniel O’Donnell Sin(...)

French Pit Bull, Rocco, was stolen while out for a walk with his owner. Photograph: Facebook

A 28-year-old has been remanded in custody after being charged in connection with an incident where a man was attacked with a hammer and had his dog s(...)

 Billy Lawless pictured following his Seanad appointment in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sinn Féin is asking the party’s 41 TDs and Senators to vote for Independent candidate Billy Lawless in the Seanad byelections. Mr Lawless is standin(...)

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