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Michael Noonan at a corporate tax conference in Dublin Castle on Thursday. He said it was “up to the Taoiseach when he will step down”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael TDs have insisted Taoiseach Enda Kenny must not be forced to stand aside, but has to make his departure date known by next week. The party(...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was strange how the goodwill that pervaded Wednesday’s Oireachtas hearing into sport in Ireland almost always came back to the ill winds of fiscal(...)

Understanding the game? It’s rugby, chief. It ain’t astrophysics. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Last Wednesday’s meeting of the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport was into its third hour by the time Philip Browne got to answer a ques(...)

“We need a different vision for saving the rail network which squarely places making rail travel more attractive and reliable for passengers at the core of the strategy”

Seven Ministers of State have said they will resist any reduction in services at Iarnród Éireann, which has been identified as needing hundreds of mil(...)

Lollipop questioning: Páraic Duffy, John Delaney and Philip Browne. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

To the national parliament, where the heads of the country’s three biggest sporting bodies got a demonstration of how not to run a committee meeting. (...)

Former minister for children James Reilly was referred to gardaí by the Standard in Public Office Commission for failing to give  proof that an excess donation was returned. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

On November 25th, 2016, the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) sent 66 files to Garda Headquarters concerning the candidates who had failed(...)

The Taoiseach met with his constituency colleagues on Sunday evening and insisted he would be standing for election again. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will run in the next general election, despite confirming he will not lead Fine Gael in such circumstances. The Taoi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and senior Fine Gael figures  at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co Kildare on  the second day of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is prepared to fight any moves to remove him as Fine Gael leader as a growing number of backbenchers and Ministers say his positi(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Meeting in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two Fine Gael TDs who have called on Enda Kenny to outline a timetable for his departure have said all their colleagues agree the Taoiseach’s position(...)

Some Fine Gael backbenchers, such as Carlow-Kilkenny’s Pat Deering and Kerry’s Brendan Griffin, have recently repeated their position that Taoiseach Enda Kenny must either go immediately or announce in the coming months that he intends to stand down. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A number of Fine Gael TDs believe they may have to move against Taoiseach Enda Kenny in order to replace him as party leader, rather than wait for him(...)

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