Aidan Davitt

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Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin TD  voting in Ballinlough, Cork with his family Mary, daughter Aoibhe and son Micheal. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he would be satisfied if the party were to win three seats in the European election given it would mark a t(...)

Cavan-Monaghan TD Brendan Smith is seeking a nomination to run for Fianna Fáil in the European elections in May.   File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Cavan-Monaghan TD Brendan Smith is seeking a nomination to run for the party in the European elections in May. He was the second senior p(...)

Athy businesswoman Marcella O’Reilly: says a doubling of her rates bill was “just a kick in the teeth”. Photo: Laura Hutton

Marcella O’Reilly was angry. The owner of a ladies’ clothing shop in Kildare, she opened her rates bill one day in early 2017 to find they had doubled(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. “If High-Vis Varadkar had a favourite meal, it would be fresh sod and (video) clips.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The name change passed us by, but since Leo took over as party leader it seems that FG now stands for Fluorescent Government, with High-Vis Varadkar e(...)

Richard Bruton recalled that he had warned the then Fianna Fáil government in 2004 that its Central Bank Bill was defective.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The Government believes any failures by the banks in dealing with the tracker mortgage scandal should be “ruthlessly pursued’’, Minister for Education(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Aidan Davitt said Garda morale is at an all-time low, particularly among rank-and-file officers.

Politicians, the media and all stakeholders in society need to show more support for gardaí or face the serious social problems which are already happ(...)

‘One side wanted to enable young people and have their contribution to society and capabilities and enthusiasm recognised and their franchise extended.’ File photograph: Getty Images

The Seanad voted on Wednesday to delay a Bill seeking to reduce the voting age in local and European elections to 16. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael co-o(...)

David Norris: “Now we have to fob in, but the Ministers who started this, they don’t have to fob in. It is demeaning to be treated like cattle.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sometimes it’s too easy. Sometimes you should just walk away. But it’s difficult, particularly when some Senators are complaining about not getting (...)