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Minister for Housing Simon Coveney is among the  Ministers who are opposed to paying back the money to those who complied with the law. Photograph:   Dara Mac Dónaill

Government Ministers are at odds over whether water charges should be refunded to those who paid their bills. A number of Fine Gael members of Cabi(...)

 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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael TDs yesterday rallied around Taoiseach Enda Kenny but insisted that he should stand aside by the end of the year. Ministers and TDs publicl(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the turning of the sod at the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar. Photo: Alison Laredo

Maria Bailey Dún Laoghaire I wouldn’t be supportive of the calls for him to stand aside by September. The most important thing is for us to foc(...)

Independents4Change is  made up of Clare Daly and  Mick Wallace (above), with  Tommy Broughan and Joan Collins. It  will align with Donegal TD Thomas Pringle and Galway West TD Catherine Connolly. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons.

At least three new technical groups will be formed for the Dáil term. A group of rural TDs will band together, while the Social Democrats and the Gr(...)

Joan Burton in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. The general election is just weeks away and Government TDs could be expected to be fretting over whether the tardiness of the Coalition response will cost them votes. But not many are. Photo: RollingNews.ie

One of the arguments made by proponents of a November election was that unexpected events in the depths of winter could knock the Government off cours(...)

Pat Deering pictured with party leader Enda Kenny: “I do not see any benefit in going in November. We will have more of a benefit from the budget in February.” Photograph: Liam Sweeney.

The general election will be held in early 2016 rather than in November, a majority of Fine Gael TDs believe. The Irish Times made contact with(...)

The Dáil has approved the sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Dáil has approved the sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG) following an ill-tempered two-day debate. The(...)

Enda Kenny said the sale of Aer Lingus would result in job creation, new routes and the Minister for Finance would have a veto over the sale of the valuable Heathrow slots under the deal with IAG, owners of British Airways and Iberian. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports backed the sale of Aer Lingus as being good for Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said in a strong defence of the sa(...)

Labour delegates overwhelmingly passed an emergency moton opposing the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG under the terms currently offered. Photo credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Labour delegates overwhelmingly passed an emergency moton opposing the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG under the terms currently offered.The motion, which w(...)

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