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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits St Laurence O’Toole girls’ national school in Seville Place, Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael’s future in the post-Enda era was much discussed at the Mayo GAA senior players’ inaugural Christmas lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel. The bal(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: under pressure from  Opposition. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald was not informed of a phone call between Nóirín O’Sullivan and her Department over the adversarial legal strategy towards (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Taoiseach of refusing to engage with him in recent days on Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s position. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused the Taoiseach of refusing to engage with him in recent days on Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald’s position. (...)

Leo’s conference speech performance at the weekend received what might be charitably described as a ‘mixed reception’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There is an odd atmosphere in the heart of Leinster House these days. Vital building and renovation work is in full swing in the original part of th(...)

Paschal Donohoe told the Dáil that from January 1st next year all public service pensioners with annuities worth up to €34,132 would be exempt from the charge imposed in 2011 under the Fempi legislation.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The restoration of public service pensions will cost €90 million next year with the unravelling of emergency legislation implemented during the econom(...)

Pension

Any spare money found by the Government should be used to help solve the pension anomaly that sees tens of thousands of people receive less than the s(...)

Richard Bruton recalled that he had warned the then Fianna Fáil government in 2004 that its Central Bank Bill was defective.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The Government believes any failures by the banks in dealing with the tracker mortgage scandal should be “ruthlessly pursued’’, Minister for Education(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says The Central Bank will be given any powers it requires to deal the banks over the tracker mortgage scandal.

The Government believes any failures by the banks in dealing with the tracker mortgage scandal should be “ruthlessly pursued”, Minister for Education (...)

Minister for  Social Protection Regina Doherty: “I’m saying Fianna Fáil can’t be trusted. They can’t be trusted with the economy. They can’t be trusted with the sincerity of actually saying something that people can believe in.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty is standing over her claims that Fianna Fáil “can’t be trusted” despite calls from Willie O’Dea for her(...)

 Fianna Fáil TD Fiona O’Loughlin and party spokesman on social protection Willie O’Dea TD during a press briefing by the party on  pensions. Photograph: Collins

A Dáil debate on Wednesday night provides the “appropriate” opportunity for Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty to apologise for calling Fia(...)

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