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Olivia Buckley is expected to to run for Fianna Fáil in the Dublin Rathdown constituency Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is lining up a former spokeswoman for Bertie Ahern to stand for the party in Dublin Rathdown. Olivia Buckley is expected to fill a void l(...)

All sorts of important documents, personal and professional, became inaccessible. Photograph: iStock

In my house there’s a room that we pretentiously call The Office. In truth it’s a storage hub for coats, crates, jackets, shoes, CDs, unused shelving,(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  Fine Gael will have to acknowledge that by spending money cutting taxes, it will have less to spend elsewhere. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Leo Varadkar’s rabbit-out-of-a-hat promise of tax cuts for the so-called squeezed middle at last weekend’s Fine Gael Ardfheis was one of the most dram(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: “The people won’t be fooled because they know Fine Gael has form in making grandiose tax promises before elections and then dropping them afterwards.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has committed Fine Gael to further tax cuts, on top of a number of already promised reductions over the coming years, by flaggi(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern said members of the British Conservative party were “always anti-Europe, always trouble and always the bold kid in the class”.

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described DUP leader Arlene Foster as a great friend who he tries to get everyone to love despite it being a “bloody(...)

 Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin: ‘We must remember that the hurdles we have overcome in the past are much bigger than any we face today.’

Brexit has undermined one of the greatest achievements in modern Irish history, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. This, he said in Belfast(...)

 President Michael D Higgins at the beginning of the presidential inauguration ceremony at Dublin Castle on Sunday. Photograph: Maxwells

A happy event. A bit like fitting the nation with replacement windows to keep out the draught for another seven years. On this occasion, all done und(...)

Gloucester Street laundry in Dublin, the last of Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries, which closed in 1996.

This week’s conference at Boston College on ‘Towards Transitional Justice: Recognition, Truth-telling, and Institutional Abuse In Ireland’ will grappl(...)

One Meath East voter showed a preference for Dustin the Turkey when voting in the presidential election. File photograph: Alan Betson

US president Donald Trump, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Dublin football manager Jim Gavin and Dustin the Turkey were among the vote-getters in the p(...)

Eamon Devlin of Dev-Oil on Concession Road. Photograph: Alan Betson

The N53 Castleblayney to Dundalk road slices through the southern tip of Co Armagh. Travelling from Monaghan, the road enters Northern Ireland where (...)

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