Billy Kelleher

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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(...)

The only one who seemed well-prepared and asked a succession of erudite, intelligent questions – and who seemed genuinely interested in the answers – was Sinn Féin senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn (pictured, with microphone, in 2017). Photograph: Alan Betson

Business journalists don’t get out that much. We tend to be kept locked in the basement to crunch numbers and write about profits and bonds. If we’re (...)

The proposed new Corporate Enforcement Authority will be able to decide its own staffing needs and hire specialists such as forensic accountants

The State’s proposed new white-collar crime agency, the Corporate Enforcement Authority, will have beefed-up powers of search and entry, allowing it t(...)

 Micheál Martin says:  ‘I am blocking nobody from running for anything.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sitting Fianna Fáil TDs will not be blocked from standing in this year’s European Parliament elections, party leader Micheál Martin has said. Mr Mar(...)

Cavan-Monaghan TD Brendan Smith is seeking a nomination to run for Fianna Fáil in the European elections in May.   File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Cavan-Monaghan TD Brendan Smith is seeking a nomination to run for the party in the European elections in May. He was the second senior p(...)

A mural in Dover by British artist Banksy depicts a workman chipping away at one of the stars on an EU-themed flag. Photograph: Lyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Concerns have been raised about the Government’s failure to ask the European Union for a loosening of state aid rules to help businesses that would be(...)

Yes campaigners during the abortion referendum count at Dublin Castle. The Yes side won with 66.4 per cent of the votes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

In the summer of 2016, Enda Kenny presented a plan to his cabinet that would put into motion a series of events which would forever change the face of(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. It is widely expected he  will offer to open negotiations on an extension to the arrangement underpinning the minority government, possibly for another year

At times Fianna Fáil TDs are left to judge the political direction of their party by the mood of their leader rather than by anything he says. On the(...)

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