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Mary Lou McDonald acknowledged  there was an “issue to be addressed” following a number of resignations. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The decision by Sinn Féin leadership frontrunner Mary Lou McDonald to examine how the party is run follows high-profile resignations amid allegations (...)

The resignation of Cllr Gabriel Cronnelly from Sinn Féin comes days after a high-profile Galway Senator also quit the party amid allegations of bullying. Image: Facebook.

Sinn Féin has lost another elected representative after a county councillor in Galway resigned and accused some in the party of “unacceptable behaviou(...)

Frances Fitzgerald arriving on Tuesday night at Finnstown House Hotel, Lucan, for the Fine Gael Dublin Mid West general election convention, after her resignation from her post earlier in the day. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins

Radical changes to the “dysfunctional” Department of Justice were promised by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday, as he announced the resignation of(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: many backbench TDs are angry at what they see as a drawn-out controversy which angered the public and raised the vista of a pre-Christmas election.  Photograph: Press Association

Fine Gael backbenchers are keeping a low profile in the aftermath of the controversy leading to Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation. Those angry with T(...)

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath and  other Independent TDs   have met with the Standards in Public Office Commission to discuss forming a new group ahead of the next general election. Photograph: Eric Luke

A number of Independent TDs are considering establishing a new political party or alliance to promote rural issues and an anti-abortion message. Tipp(...)

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny at NUI Galway  where he was conferred with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the National University of Ireland. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will not be standing for the Dáil again, and dismissed the prospect of taking on some senior positions in the (...)

Enda Kenny at the 1976 Fine Gael ardfheis.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to confirm within weeks he will not contest the next general election. Mr Kenny, who stood aside as taoiseach(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s strategy is to assemble a minority administration with a patchwork quilt of Labour, the Social Democrats, the Greens and others. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The next general election, whenever it happens, will for the first time in a decade once more be a stand-up fight between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to(...)

The vast majority of politicians still do not understand, in depth or breadth, the data protection and privacy issues that lie at the heart of a functional, transparent democracy. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Concern over the now infamous Public Services Card has been a slow build. A very slow build. The card was being discussed in the Dáil in 2005 – Fine(...)

 Horses  at the site  near Athenry in Co Galway  where Apple plans to build  a data centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland could lose out on jobs from multinational companies because of delays in planning permission for the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry, Co(...)

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