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When the huge poster was unveiled on Tuesday, Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin posed happily beside it.  Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

While Sinn Féin may be dithering over whether or not to move a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing, the selfie-loving minister has no (...)

Deputy Niall Collins has said the past few weeks had been a difficult period for Fianna Fail. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fail TD Niall Collins has supported calls for a whip to be imposed on his party to ensure they support legislation to implement the decision of(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Given his experience and work rate, he remains the best leader available to the party. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheál Martin’s leadership is the elephant in the Fianna Fáil room. That is not to say it is under immediate threat, nor that there is anybody else (...)

Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Louise O’Reilly with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and party leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party’s Repeal the Eighth campaign. Photograph:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin will seek to harmonise abortion laws across the country if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constitution. Abortion is banned in alm(...)

Delegates protest to Minister for Education Richard Bruton for equal pay at the Teachers’ Union of Ireland congress in Wexford on Wednesday. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is facing pressure from within Government and from Fianna Fáil, whose support is needed to pass the budget, to en(...)

If Fianna Fáil want to take away stability, it is very hard to see how we avoid a general election, the chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party Martin Heydon said.

It will be very difficult for Fine Gael to continue in Government if there is no successor to the confidence and supply deal with Fianna Fáil after th(...)

The frontbench reshuffle announced by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin looks like a move to prepare the party for the general election which could happen any time from the autumn onwards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The frontbench reshuffle announced by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin looks like a move to prepare the party for the general election, which could h(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: preparing his party for a general election that might be as soon as next autumn. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheál Martin’s sudden reshuffle of his front bench, announced on Thursday, can only be read as preparation for a general election that the party exp(...)

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin has been calling in his party TDs since early Thursday morning updating them on the changes.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has appointed Dara Calleary to the position of deputy leader in frontbench changes revealed on Thursday. Mr Martin(...)

Past cranes over Dublin: There are fears in Government  that the prioritisation of cities under the National Development Plan will be seen as neglect of rural Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The new National Development Plan, to be announced in the coming weeks by the Government, will commit to spending €115 billion over the next decade in(...)

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