Former Fianna Fáil deputy leader Éamon Ó Cuív: opposed the  deal with Fine Gael and the Green Party and said it should talk to Sinn Féin about a coalition.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has called for Micheál Martin to be replaced as leader and is seeking a “new direction” for the party. Mr Ó Cuív, a grand(...)

The report recommended commuter services should run from early morning up to midnight from rural towns to urban areas. Photograph: Eric Luke

Commuter services should run between rural towns and urban areas from morning to midnight, an Oireachtas committee report on rural transport has recom(...)

The European Regional Development fund is responsible for 85% of the scheme’s six-year €269m  budget.

Northern Ireland must continue to receive EU funding for programmes related to cross-Border co-operation and peace building after Brexit, a report fro(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris told a Dáil debate on abortion legislation: ‘I hear a lot about human rights and I have some breaking news. Women’s rights are human rights.’ File photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Health Simon Harris has rejected calls to ban abortion on the ground of disability, saying it would make the Bill governing abortion law (...)

Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív and Senator Mark Daly with Sorcha McAnespy, in  Omagh, Co Tyrone. Photograph: PA Wire

Two Fianna Fáil Oireachtas members are not expected to face any sanctions after they announced the party’s first candidate in Northern Ireland last we(...)

Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

Government Buildings: just 29 civil servants have asked to be transferred to Dublin. Photograph: Getty

More than 700 civil servants have applied to be transferred out of Dublin, showing the need for a “more regionalised Civil Service”, the Fianna Fáil T(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is  unveiling his frontbench this afternoon. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has unveiled his frontbench for the 32nd Dáil. There are 17 male deputies and five female politicians in the in the (...)

 Michael Healy-Rae: has come across as one of the most sensible voices during this entire palaver. Photograph:

On Wednesday night, as Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin met to discuss government formation, Fine Gael Ministers awaited developments in the Sycamore Roo(...)

Fee plans to be considered by new Minister for Communications Alex White over the summer months. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government’s proposed household broadcasting charge, a replacement for the television licence fee, is unlikely to be introduced next January as (...)