Different ways of changing the hospitality VAT rate have been discussed.

The Independent Alliance is objecting to significant budget changes in the special hospitality VAT rate, with one member of the group warning the Cabi(...)

 Finian McGrath: he said the government had been talking about ratifying the UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities for 15 years, but he and the Independent Alliance had made it happen. Photograph: Getty Images

The Independent Alliance has ended cronyism and brought stability to the country, its members said on Thursday, calling for another two years in offic(...)

If Sean Canney, former Minister of State for the OPW,   were to leave the Independent Alliance, it is understood   he would support the Government on a case-by-case basis.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Galway East TD Sean Canney is expected to clarify his future with the Independent Alliance on Tuesday following his failure last week to be reinstated(...)

There are currently three judicial vacancies; one at Supreme Court level and two at Circuit Court level. File photograph: Getty Images

No more judges will be appointed until the judicial appointments Bill has been passed, Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said. The Minister made (...)

Independent Alliance TD Michael Fitzmaurice: ‘We intend to do 12 hours a day until it is sorted’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Negotiators from both sides have reported good progress in talks on Monday evening between Fine Gael and Independent TDs on the formation of a new gov(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Friday meet members of the Independent Alliance (pictured) as talks  on forming a government continue. File photograph: The Irish Times.

The Independent Alliance said it had a “constructive” meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Friday and also intends to speak to Fianna Fáil leader Mich(...)

Danny Healy-Rae and his brother Michael (on the floor ) are in fine form as Danny claimed the second seat in Kerry.

The Independents elected to the new Dáil are unlikely to influence the shaping of the next government, despite the pre-election consensus that they co(...)

Cllr Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran canvassing Maura and Billy Golden, with their dog Rosie, in the Coosan area of Athlone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Boxer Moran is used to fighting the big boys. When he was 12, Kevin Moran, as he was more commonly known then, decked an opponent on an Athlone footba(...)

Michael Fitzmaurice speaking to Michael Early at his bar in Bushfield, Castleplunket, Co Roscommon. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Roscommon Town on a cold, wet and windy February afternoon is a bleak looking place. Behind the old 18th century jail that dominates the square at th(...)

John Halligan (left) and Shane Ross of the Independent Alliance group, at Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be considerable interest in the performance of Independent candidates, given opinion polls are suggesting they could hold the balance of po(...)

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