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The North-South Interconnector will run on 299 pylons about 50m high from a substation in Woodland, Co Meath, to Clontibret in Co Monaghan, linking the electricity networks in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been asked to intervene in a dispute between Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty and Minister for Communications Denis Naugh(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Regina  Doherty (right) said Helen McEntee would ‘walk past me in the corridor and wouldn’t even blink her eyes’.

A Fine Gael Minister is to raise concerns within the party about comments made about her by Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty. Helen McEntee, a M(...)

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty: Proposed route would pass through areas of her constituency. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty has said her opposition to the overground electricity interconnector from Co Meath to Co Tyrone is more important(...)

Regina Doherty told LMFM radio that until Enda Kenny clarifies the process for stepping aside as Fine Gael leader, there would be confusion. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The role of the Government chief whip has always been to protect the party leader. Their unofficial yet primary function is to collect information and(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: there are mixed views about what he should do with outspoken Carlow-Kilkenny TD John McGuinness. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is expected to promote a number of women TDs to his front bench to counter one of his party’s weaknesses in the last(...)

New chief whip Regina Doherty speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s Oireachtas Reform Programme at the Dáil last March, with party members Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Eoghan Murphy  and David Stanton. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least 10 of the ministers of State to be named in coming days will not have held office before. The Cabinet is expected to approve the full comp(...)

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before.. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The government to be announced tomorrow will have a very different configuration than anything that has gone before. There have been shake-ups before (...)

Fine Gael party members Frances Fitzgerald, Leo Varadkar, Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is favourite to be appointed tánaiste by Enda Kenny if a Fine Gael-led minority government is put in place. M(...)

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