Bobby Aylward

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Micheál Martin: “There are people who are unhappy with the stance I’ve taken but there are a lot too who are happy with it.”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has dismissed suggestions that his leadership of the party may be under threat because of his decision to come out i(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: Fianna Fáil TDs Bobby Aylward, Kevin O’Keeffe and Margaret Murphy O’Mahony have criticised Fianna Fáil’s decision to support the passage of the drink-driving Bill. Photograph: Alan Betson

A number of Fianna Fáil TDs have criticised the party’s decision not to oppose controversial legislation to clamp down on drink drivers. The party is(...)

Eighth Amendment referendum: “We are taking the approach that each member of the parliamentary party can decide for themselves,” says Michael McGrath of Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Fianna Fáil frontbencher Michael McGrath has said there is no friction between him and the party’s leader, Micheál Martin, over their differing vi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin outside Leinster House this week. Cork South West’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony downplayed suggestions of rival groupings emerging but said the “mixed views” had to be heard. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil TDs who are against changing Ireland’s abortion laws are demanding that their voices be heard in the referendum campaign as divisions open(...)

An anti-abortion demonstration and counter pro-choice demonstration in Dublin’s  O’Connell Street in July 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil as a party is now synonymous with “support for abortion on demand” following Micheál Martin’s speech on Thursday, a leading anti-abortion (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward (centre), with party leader  Micheál Martin (right). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Fianna Fáil TD has warned party leader Micheál Martin that he plans to “fight within the party” against Mr Martin’s support for repealing the Eighth(...)

Aldi hot tubs, which has sold out online within hours on Thursday in UK

Earlier this year, before things turned poisonous between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, we reported on an outbreak of generous collegiality between the t(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney:  said he would not sign or introduce a Bill that brought forward measures he believed to be illegal.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fine Gael has ruled out facilitating any legislation from Opposition parties to completely abolish water charges. Minister for Housing Simon Coveney(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If there is one thing that stirs the political loins of the ordinary Fianna Fáiler, it is the thought of Fine Gael “arrogance”. Into that always ope(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness: ‘The country has to come first and the electorate has spoken.’  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

Two Fianna Fáil TDs have called on their party to consider entering coalition with Fine Gael for the good of the country. Carlow-Kilkenny TDs John M(...)

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