Colm Eastwood

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Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin is very more cautious about any merger with the SDLP.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is unlikely to be a merger between Fianna Fáil and the SDLP any time soon, and probably not at all. While the two parties are, as Gerry Moriart(...)

Following decades of rumours and tentative discussions, it now appears that a co-operative arrangement involving Fianna Fáil, led by Micheál Martin, and the SDLP will be announced later this year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Few organisations are more resistant to change than political parties. Following decades of rumours and tentative discussions, however, it now appears(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster gives a statement on her role in a botched renewable energy scheme at Parliament Buildings, Belfast. Photograph: PA

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster is to remain in the role after a motion of “no confidence” against her was lost in the Assembly on Monday afternoon. (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin: set to  outline his strategy for the forthcoming Dáil term. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin will outline his strategy on Monday for the forthcoming Dáil term, which will be dominated by October’s budget. The(...)

The government that runs Northern Ireland is not exactly a coalition. Sinn Féin and the DUP are not exactly partners, although they share power and si(...)