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Brian  Crowley said  “the ECR group is a non-federalist, pro-EU group who believes in giving a much stronger say to national governments rather than to EU institutions”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has disputed claims by its only MEP, Brian Crowley, that he joined a Eurosceptic grouping in the European Parliament partly to protect th(...)

Labour leadership contender Alex White has called into question the target by the Coalition to achieve a 3 per cent budget deficit next year.

Labour leadership contender Alex White has called into question the target by the Coalition to achieve a 3 per cent budget deficit next year.Mr White,(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore, who yesterday welcomed Petro Poroshenko’s election. Photograph: Dave Meehan

EU leaders went no further than declaring their readiness to step up sanctions against Russia as they took stock of the escalating turmoil in Ukrain(...)

Left to right:  Edward Gill from Tipperary and Killian O’Donnell from Clare speak to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Brian Hayes canvassing commuters for at the Luas Terminal on St Stephens Green in Dublin recently. Photograph: Collins

A preliminary reading of data from the three European constituencies confirms Sinn Féin’s forceful advance and Labour’s collapse. But that’s only part(...)

 Dr James Reilly’s assertion on Monday and reiteration yesterday that the budget requirement for €108 million in pay savings this year was not achievable is seen at high levels within Fine Gael and Labour to have further undermined his authority. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Health James Reilly is facing fresh questions within the Government over his command of the portfolio after declaring he will not realise(...)

Outgoing secretary general at the Department of Finance John Moran: his resignation comes only two years into a seven-year mandate: Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Outgoing Department of Finance secretary general John Moran said there was “nothing sinister” in his unexpected resignation as he told the Dáil Com(...)

Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection: “I think the real imperative will be to actually get value for money and reforms in relation to the Department of Health.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has said there should be no further cuts to the welfare or education budgets and argued that the Government(...)

Labour party European election candidates Emer Costello,  Phil Prendergast and Lorraine Higgins today at the launch of the party’s Local and European election campaign at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, the Labour director of elections, and  Tánaiste and party leader  Eamon Gilmore.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted his leadership of the Labour Party is not on the line in the local and European elections next month. At a rally t(...)

Divisions within the Labour Party over Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s leadership have emerged after substitute MEP Phil Prendergast called for his resignation. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Divisions within the Labour Party over Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s leadership have emerged after substitute MEP Phil Prendergast called for his re(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses the media at the launch of Fine Gael’s European election campaign at the College of Physicians in Dublin yesterday with Fine Gael’s MEP candidates (from left):  Brian Hayes, Deirdre Clune, Jim Higgins, Mairead McGuinness, Simon Harris and Seán Kelly. Photograph: David Sleator

Contrary to polls that point to a double-dose of pressure on both Minister of State Brian Hayes and MEP Seán Kelly, Fine Gael strategists insis(...)

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