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 An Taoiseach Micheál Martin at the launch of the   Pathways to Work 2021-2025  scheme on Monday.  Photograph: Maxwells

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has hinted that the continuation of the Coalition government beyond the end of 2022 is linked to the switch-over in roles be(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is ‘unlikely’ to lead Fianna Fáil into the next election, according to the party’s byelection director of elections Jim O’Callaghan. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Ministers have urged party members to support the Taoiseach amid renewed rumblings about Micheál Martin’s continued leadership of the part(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin at a National Day of Commemoration Ceremony in Dublin to honour Irish who died in wars or on service with the UN. Photograph: Tom Honan

A year and a half after the 2020 general election, Fianna Fáil’s internal inquiry into its poor performance has not yet been completed. Following th(...)

Barry Cowen was sacked from his role of Minister for Agriculture by Mr Martin last summer after a controversy over a four-year old drink-driving ban. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil minister Barry Cowen has sought a special meeting of the party in the wake of its disastrous result in the Dublin Bay South byelec(...)

Mr Martin was responding to a remark by Jim O’Callaghan  that Fianna Fáil would ‘have to think about’ if the Taoiseach should lead the party into the next general election. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that he is not concerned about his position following the disappointing performance of Fianna Fáil in the byelection(...)

Dublin Bay South byelection on polling day. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Turnout in the Dublin Bay South byelection is unlikely to top 40 per cent despite substantial and high-profile campaigns mounted by the leading partie(...)

Green Party councillor Claire Byrne: ‘We are in with a really good shot.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“If I vote for the Green Party I might close down. They’re trying to get rid of cars,” says a garage owner as Cllr Claire Byrne’s team canvass Rathgar(...)

Mary Lou McDonald in Belfast recently. Photograph: Sinn Fein/PA Wire

The politics of condemnation came in from the cold for Sinn Féin this week. Or did it? Decades after adopting this clever phrase as cover for its un(...)

Posters for the Dublin Bay South byelection on the Strand Road, Sandymount. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When plans for a cycle path along Strand Road in Sandymount were first announced last August as part of Dublin’s City Council’s Covid-19 response, it (...)

Next week’s Dublin Bay South byelection promises to be a straight shoot-out between Fine Gael’s James Geoghegan and Labour’s Ivana Bacik. Today’s Iris(...)

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