IFA members protest in Dublin to call for an urgent aid package for grain farmers affected by dire weather conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There were sharp divisions in the Dáil over a proposed compensation fund for tillage farmers when a Fine Gael TD compared it to the controversy that h(...)

 Barry Cowen: Fianna Fail’s housing spokesman said the party favours rent certainty measures, linked to an average local market rental index. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has met with Minister for Housing Simon Coveney to discuss measures to deal with the rental crisis. The party has confirmed it will not s(...)

Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh who has held the role since 2001 was recently reappointed despite considerably outlasting the seven-year term recommended by the Government. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The chairman of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has apologised for the process by which it lengthened the term of its chief executive in defiance of Govern(...)

Ensuring the budget has a Fianna Fáil stamp: Party spokesmen on public expenditure and finance Dara Calleary and Michael McGrath. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For Fianna Fáil, Tuesday’s budget will almost be like a moment of collision with Fine Gael: the closest it will come to its main opponent before it re(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is  unveiling his frontbench this afternoon. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has unveiled his frontbench for the 32nd Dáil. There are 17 male deputies and five female politicians in the in the (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: there are mixed views about what he should do with outspoken Carlow-Kilkenny TD John McGuinness. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is expected to promote a number of women TDs to his front bench to counter one of his party’s weaknesses in the last(...)

Labour leader Joan Burton. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is unlikely to facilitate any Fine Gael-led minority government that includes the Labour Party as a full member, party sources have said. (...)

Independents at Government Buildings following talks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael enter their third day today and, following sessions on how the mechanics of a minority government will wor(...)

Acting Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny at Government Buildings. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael negotiating teams are set to commence formal talks later today with a view to agreeing the shape of a minority government th(...)

Acting taoiseach Enda Kenny (left) has formally asked Micheál Martin to participate in a ‘full partnership’ government along with Independent TDs.

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Fianna Fail decision not to enter government was a “serious mistake” and “driven by narrow interests rather than (...)

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