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Micheál Martin: “He put it in the context of if we are to get to 55 to 60 seats some people are going to bring in running mates where they didn’t before”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has used the recruitment of Stephen Donnelly to warn some of his senior TDs that they need to bring in a running ma(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: said she wanted Sinn Féin to be in government, but said this would only happen if the party could deliver on its policies

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has declined to rule out a possible Fine Gael-Sinn Féin coalition, but said he did not envisage such a scenario arising in the ne(...)

Éamon Ó Cuív said a choice will have to be made between the ‘insignificant risk’ to local freshwater pearl mussel  balanced with the possibility that somebody will die if the road is not upgraded. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland will have to make hard decisions in relation to infrastructure projects and “take our chances with Europe”, former government minister Éamon Ó(...)

Former minister for children James Reilly was referred to gardaí by the Standard in Public Office Commission for failing to give  proof that an excess donation was returned. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

On November 25th, 2016, the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) sent 66 files to Garda Headquarters concerning the candidates who had failed(...)

Water committee: its key test will be whether its recommendations will be in keeping with the EU  water framework directive.  Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Twenty Oireachtas members will sit on the committee examining the future of water charges. The committee, which will be chaired by Independent Senato(...)

Catherine Murphy TD and Roisín Shorthall TD  at the Social Democrats inaugural National Conference in Dublin on Saturday.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

For comparison purposes, a good place to start with the Social Democrats would be Donald Trump. Before its supporters start choking on their flat w(...)

President Michael D Higgins:  “Politicians do U-turns all the time,” said one TD. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Although the next election is two years away, political parties are in no doubt President Michael D Higgins’s campaign for a second term is under way,(...)

Bobby Molloy, who has died age 80, was a long serving cabinet Minister and a founder of the Progressive Democrats who was a TD for almost four decades.

Bobby Molloy, who has died age 80, was a long serving cabinet Minister and a founder of the Progressive Democrats who was a TD for almost four decades(...)

Bobby Molloy photographed in 2000 at a press briefing regarding the deregulation of the taxi industry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Bobby Molloy, who has died aged 80, experienced more ups and downs in politics than probably any other politician of his generation. His political c(...)

Michael D Higgins cuts a tape to launch the Picture Palace cinema at Lower Merchants Road in Galway in July 2009. Included in the photograph is Lelia Doolan. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Heather Humphreys has defended her decision to commit further public funding to a proposed arthouse cinema in Galway. The Minister for Arts said yes(...)

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