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Seán Canney. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The Government has been criticised as being “no better than the banks” as a mortgage scheme for first-time buyers pulls loan offers to borrowers whose(...)

Former minister for education Joe McHugh has turned down the offer of a junior ministry. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sought to rectify the regional imbalance of their ministerial appointments with a series of new junior m(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing on Friday, outside Fine Gael headquarters in Dublin, that the party’s members had voted in favour of the programme for government. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

The make-up of the new Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party Cabinet will be keenly watched, with work not yet fully completed on the exact structures of (...)

There is speculation Fine Gael’s  Simon Coveney will  remain in  the Department of Foreign Affairs, while  party leader Leo Varadkar as tánaiste will head the Department of Jobs. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

With policy negotiations between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens complete, the chatter among politicians has turned to a favourite topic: cabine(...)

Micheál Martin at the   count for  Cork South-Central. One long-serving TD said Martin was likely to know his position was under pressure. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

As a poor election got substantially worse for Fianna Fáil on the second day of counting, the mood within the party darkened. TDs emerged from count (...)

Sinn Féin  president Mary Lou McDonald addressing the media in Dublin as new Waterford TD David Cullinane looks on. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin will seek to discuss the formation of a coalition government with the Green Party, the Social Democrats, Labour, Solidarity-People Before Pr(...)

Cork East TD James O’Connor: he is the third youngest Fianna Fáil TD ever elected – behind  Mary Coughlan in 1987 and Lorcan Allen in 1961.  Photograph: Twitter.

James O’Connor will be the baby of the 33rd Dáil. The 22-year-old will enter Leinster House as the third youngest Fianna Fáil TD ever elected – behind(...)

The climate movement, including young climate strikers, has helped to raise public awareness, but the Greens have to re-examine their approach to address the big disconnect with voters

Climate change simply did not rate as a hot issue during the election campaign among the vast majority of voters in spite of stark warnings and more e(...)

A dog awaits its master outside a polling station in Drumcondra: Many chose not to spend their Saturday evenings travelling to the local school or community centre to vote.   Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Voter turnout appears to be down on what was the first general election held on a Saturday in the history of the State. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar called(...)

Galway East returned all three sitting TDs - Sean Canney (Ind); Ciaran Cannon (FG) and Anne Rabbitte (FF), but the count was not without drama as the 21-year-old Sinn Féin candidate Louis O’Hara was very close to pulling off a shock win. Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

Galway East returned all three sitting TDs - Sean Canney (Ind); Ciaran Cannon (FG) and Anne Rabbitte (FF), but the count was not without drama as the (...)

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