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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar speaks to the media at Dublin Zoo on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Party leader speeches to ardfheiseanna don’t tend to rely too much on nuance. The rhetoric is ramped up and the message is delivered with a good thump(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin shimmies down the red carpet to deliver the good news to the nation on Friday. Handout photograph: Julien Behal Photography

It was Micheál’s shimmiest shimmy yet down the red carpet. He couldn’t wait to deliver the good news. And it was very thoughtful of the Taoiseach to(...)

Covid-19 infection in meat plants has been a source of concern. File photograph: David Sleator

If meat plants had been closed during the Covid-19 pandemic it could have resulted in food shortages and would have collapsed the agricultural economy(...)

Norma Foley said ‘it is important and helpful’ that the National Immunisation Advisory Council ‘explain their rationale for this move’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Norma Foley has told the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party that the rationale for changing the vaccine priority list must be expl(...)

Micheál Martin acknowledged the public are ’fed up’ with restrictions. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has told his parliamentary party he acknowledges people are “fed up”but warned that progress against Covid is “fragile”, flag(...)

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien’s twin Bills designed to tackle the housing crisis have been attracting significant amounts of attention internally in the party, at all levels. Photograph: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie

For many in Fianna Fáil, the issue of housing is an acid test not only for Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien – but for the party’s wider relevance,(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has been named the party’s spokesman on social protection. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has appointed 18 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party to a range of spokesperson positions. Fianna Fáil said the d(...)

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin with Mary Keane, general manager at the Kilkenny Store, Dublin,  during a spot of shopping on Tuesday. Photograph:   Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Taoiseach has said he does not envisage having to close sectors such as non-essential retail again, even if restrictions are re-introduced after C(...)

A group of parents protest over an end to sibling-first policies outside Our Lady’s Grove National School in Goatstown. Parents say it risks splitting up families and forcing children in the same family to attend different schools. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Dozens of parents have expressed anger and frustration after their children were this week not offered places to join their older siblings in school. (...)

Mia Greally (1) with motherJodi Carroll-Greally enjoying the turning on of Christmas lights in Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government will make a decision on exiting lockdown next week, and that there will be a Dáil debate on the issue(...)

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