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Ten years ago poet and Fianna Fáil supporter Thomas McCarthy said the party was ‘not a political philosophy, as such’ but rather the combination of men, and it was largely men, of ‘certain social origins and frustrated private hopes’.

Ten years ago, just before Fianna Fáil’s decimation in the 2011 general election, poet Thomas McCarthy reflected in a column on the way in which Fiann(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin  told TDs and Senators it was the intention to offer vaccinations to teenagers if the clinical trials indicated it could be done. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said there is a need to resume travel and aviation and said there will be a “comprehensive statement” next week on how th(...)

Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley, Mayor of the County of Cork  in Youghal. Photograph: John Hennessy/Provision

The inclusion of Youghal in east Cork by Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys in a list of towns for regeneration funding ha(...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: he insists he has not broken the law, and defended his actions by saying he  circulated the contract to encourage NAGP members to agree to it.  Photograph: Alan Betson

“What I’m saying is it’s not going to arise,” said Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on the prospect of charges being brought against him on the back of the Garda(...)

Willie Hennessy and Paddy Hennessy who died in north Cork. Photograph: Provision

Another quiet day in another country town, or so it seemed, but on Friday morning Mitchelstown in north Cork woke up to discover that it too – like Ka(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin shakes hands with Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald as Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar looks on at the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin in February, 2020. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost 20 Fianna Fáil TDs have said they would not rule out holding coalition talks with Sinn Féin after the next general election. It comes after Ta(...)

Listowel, which won an award in 2018 in the small town category in the Tidy Towns competition. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

The annual Tidy Towns contest, which has run for more than 60 years, is threatened with being “lost forever” if the Covid-19 pandemic forces the compe(...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

Sinn Féin has suffered a setback in Cork following Cllr Paul Hayes’s announcement that he is to quit the party and sit as an independent.

Sinn Féin has suffered a setback in Cork following Cllr Paul Hayes’s announcement that he is to quit the party and sit as an independent. He was one o(...)

 Duncan Smith: “I don’t think at this point we should go into government, and it doesn’t change the mandate we got in February.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Supporters of Labour leadership contender Alan Kelly are split on whether the party should enter government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in the week(...)

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