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Micheál Martin: “The parties in the North, particularly Sinn Féin and the DUP, have not utilised the Good Friday agreement to the full”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he has “no difficulty” in laying out what a potential united Ireland would look like, but says politicians in N(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and senior Ministers have for months been talking privately about the decline in support for Fine Gael in rural Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton

For several months, Fine Gael has been concerned about its standing in rural Ireland. Published and private research as well as the everyday contacts (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar published a letter he had sent to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin last week seeking immediate negotiations between the two parties. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is “considering the matter” of the future of the Government, his spokesman said last night, after Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Ma(...)

Senator Terry Leyden finally got the memo.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Veteran Fianna Fáil politician Terry Leyden executed a very sharp U-turn in the Seanad on Wednesday after he spoke against the Occupied Territories Bi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: rejected a charge that Fine Gael Ministers were “swaggering around the place”. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Fine Gael Ministers pressed Fianna Fáil yesterday for an extension to the confidence-and-supply agreement, though the Government confirmed no approach(...)

Deputy Niall Collins has said the past few weeks had been a difficult period for Fianna Fail. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins has supported calls for a whip to be imposed on his party to ensure they support legislation to implement the decision of(...)

Support for Sinn Féin  dropped from 18 per cent in July this year to  14 per cent in October. Photograph: Getty

Sinn Féin’s support declined by four points from 18 to 14 per cent between July and October, according to the latest Red C opinion poll published toda(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association warned key targets in relation to cancer care were  being missed. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Government needs to invest more than €5 billion in additional beds, equipment and infrastructure as there is now clear evidence acute hospitals ar(...)

When the new citizens assembly convenes later this month to discuss the Eighth Amendment, today’s Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI poll suggests, a three quarte(...)

New official figures published on Friday showed the numbers queuing for in-patient/day case hospital procedures and out-patient appointments continued to rise in recent weeks. File photograph: Getty Images

Record numbers of people are now on hospital waiting lists, Fianna Fáil has claimed. New official figures published on Friday showed the numbers queu(...)