Billy Kelleher

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Billy Kelleher: he is accused  of not taking the prospect of  taking  two seats in Ireland South  seriously

Fianna Fáil has issued internal orders to divide sprawling European parliament constituencies between its candidates to maximise the party vote. The (...)

Billy Kelleher (above) said  Dáil had to find a mechanism to provide Ian Drennan with ‘some form of immunity’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A mechanism should be found to release through the Dáil an undisclosed report into why the trial of former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick (...)

Cllr Malcolm Byrne (left) defeated Billy Kelleher TD by eight votes. Photographs: File/Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil Wexford councillor Malcolm Byrne has been selected as the party’s candidate for the Ireland South European Parliament constituency. In a(...)

 Micheál Martin:  “When you strip it all back . . .  he has made the right call on all the big issues and he has excelled in all the elections,” said one frontbencher. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

“What the f**k is Daly at?” asked a Fine Gael TD as he observed his colleague, junior minister Jim Daly, in full flow on Wednesday evening. During the(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has a strong hand to play in justifying support for Government as the threat of a no-deal Brexit develops. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin will go to the party’s ardfheis in Dublin today in the expectation of receiving solid support for his leadership and(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher:  still expected to contest for the European Parliament nomination. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TDs have expressed surprise at comments made by party leader Micheál Martin which are being seen as an effort to stop high-profile deputy (...)

 European Parliament: Due to Brexit, the seat allocation to Ireland rises from 11 to 13. Photograph: Vincent Kessler

A combination of a couple of extra seats up for grabs, a clatter of retirements, including those of two strong vote-getters, and a glut of ex-min(...)

Fianna Fáil TDs Barry Cowen and John McGuinness, pictured with party colleague Bobby Aylward in 2015. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

Simmering tensions in Fianna Fáil could have implications for the future of the confidence-and-supply deal which underpins the Government. Disagreeme(...)

The figures show that 17 of the Republic’s 26 counties received 10 or fewer foreign investment-related visits.

Close to half of all site visits made in the Republic last year by multinationals looking to set up or expand operations were to locations in Dublin. (...)

In his letter, Kevin O’Connell complains he has become ‘the personification’ of all that went wrong, and suggests he is not wholly to blame. Photograph: Collins Courts

The man whose shredding of files helped collapse the trial of former Anglo chairman Seán FitzPatrick wants a public hearing to explain his errors. Ke(...)

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