Scheme could be extended to include non-bank lenders. Photograph: iStock

The Government’s €2 billion Covid-19 credit guarantee scheme opens for applications today and will run until the end of the year. The scheme, which p(...)

Dara Calleary is the second minister for agriculture to resign since the formation of the new Government.  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Former minister for agriculture Dara Calleary has resigned from his position as deputy leader of Fianna Fáil following the controversy over his attend(...)

Former minister for education Joe McHugh has turned down the offer of a junior ministry. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sought to rectify the regional imbalance of their ministerial appointments with a series of new junior m(...)

Charlie McConalogue

Cultural differences were a significant part of the very difficult decision Fianna Fáil made to go into coalition with Fine Gael after a century oppos(...)

Charlie McConalogue

One of the Fianna Fáil representatives involved in the 2016 government formation talks Charlie McConalogue (42) may have a similar role in coming week(...)

The veteran Fianna Fáil politician, Pat the Cope Gallagher, has lost his seat in Donegal after more than four decades as an elected representative in the county. Photograph: The Irish Times

As in Donegal as in the rest of the country it was Sinn Féin’s election, with its two candidates, Pearse Doherty and Pádraig MacLochlainn taking a who(...)

Mike Murphy and his colleagues have laptops, calculators and invoices strewn on the table in front of them. They run Moolicious Foods in Moville, just up the coast. Murphy would like to see better government support for rural businesses and for the fishing industry. Photograph:  Freya McClements

Even on a weekday morning, Tank and Skinny’s coffee shop and home bakery in Muff, Co Donegal, is busy. It opened in 2016, a few months after the last(...)

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a parti(...)

Farmers feel the whole world is against them, Fianna Fáil’s food and horticulture spokesman said as the party pledged to support 137,500 farm families.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Farmers feel the whole world is against them, Fianna Fáil’s food and horticulture spokesman said. Speaking as as the party launched its agriculture (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald  said Fianna Fáil’s ard chomhairle was similar to Sinn Féin’s when it comes to determining policy.

Fianna Fáil has rejected claims by Mary Lou McDonald that their party’s ard chomhairle is similar to Sinn Féin’s when it comes to determining policy. (...)

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