Alan Farrell

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Fine Gael members of  committee believe  wording of  final report implies wrongdoing on  part of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael members of a Dáil committee examining the sale of the Project Eagle portfolio by Nama, the National Asset Management Agency, have dissented(...)

Brian Stack who was chief prison officer at Portlaoise Prison when he was shot in 1983.

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell may have made defamatory comments when he linked two Sinn Féin TDs to the murder of prison officer Brian Stack, the parliame(...)

Michael Noonan: draft report critical of his meeting with representatives from the bidders Cerberus the day before the process ended. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Fine Gael TDs are insisting that criticism of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan contained in an Oireachtas report examining the sale of Project Eagl(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney:  said he would not sign or introduce a Bill that brought forward measures he believed to be illegal.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fine Gael has ruled out facilitating any legislation from Opposition parties to completely abolish water charges. Minister for Housing Simon Coveney(...)

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has spoken 93 times across the Dáil and committees in the past year. His brother Danny Healy-Rae has spoken 107 times. Photograph: Alan Betson

The results of the general election had barely trickled in when party leaders began promising radical reform of politics in Ireland. It was (...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney at Sheridan Park in Cork to launch a €100m social housing project. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Fine Gael leadership contender Simon Coveney has called for calm in the party and again said Taoiseach Enda Kenny should be given time to plan his ow(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny is under renewed pressure over his leadership of Fine Gael. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party has told the party’s TDs and Senators to show respect to Taoiseach Enda Kenny. In an email to TDs a(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe while  canvassing for Fine Gael candidate Gabrielle McFadden in the Longford-Westmeath byelection in 2014. Photograph: Séamus Kiernan/Westmeath Topic

To those who know him, Enda Kenny’s demeanour over the past week has been recognisable but not familiar. He looked tired and low, at times seeming as(...)

TD Pat Deering said it was “way off the mark” for the Taoiseach to decline to rule out a future coalition with Sinn Féin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael TDs are likely to discuss Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s statement about a possible coalition with Sinn Féin at next week’s parliamentary party meet(...)

When asked whether he was looking forward to the election campaign, one of Enda Kenny’s stock responses was: “I’m f****ng dying for road.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Good morning, the digest this morning is a little different. We have asked each of the four contributors to choose their favourite piece from the dige(...)

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