Denis Naughten

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Fianna Fáil candidate Eugene Murphy meets Son Doyle and his son Kenny, in their Roscommon factory. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Shuffling through a canvass on a mild morning in Roscommon, outgoing Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy is beckoned towards an SUV by a woman seeking to wis(...)

Denis Naughten, Independent candidate for the Roscommon-Galway constituency, speaks to Willie Burke in his shoe repair shop, during his canvass in Ballinasloe. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“There are three shops closing,” Willie Burke, who runs a shoe repair shop on Ballinasloe’s Main Street, tells local Independent TD Denis Naughten as (...)

Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for communications in 2018, is expected to retain his seat. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Roscommon-Galway (three seats) Current: 2 Ind, 1 FF Roscommon-Galway is a constituency with a contrarian streak, where voters have often favoured ou(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Last month’s Dáil motion of no confidence in  the Minister was defeated by the Government by 56 votes to 53. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The foundations underpinning the Fine Gael-led minority government of the 32nd Dáil were weak to begin with but have steadily been eroded in the four (...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry said he believes an election will be called before any debate can take place. Photograph: Collins Courts

Independent TD Michael Lowry has said he does not believe a mooted motion of no confidence in Minister for Health Simon Harris will go ahead, as he ex(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking to the media ahead of  Fine Gael’s parliamentary party meeting in Dublin. Photograph: McCurry/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is planning to reconvene the Dáil next Wednesday as he indicated it was still his personal preference to hold an el(...)

The HSE says the average time it takes to complete treatment in an injury unit is two hours. Photograph: iStock

The cost of attending one of the 11 minor injury units has been reduced from €100 to €75 from today, after Minister for Health Simon Harris signed a s(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is  pictured during an interview with political correspondents in Government Buildings in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times. s

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he will need reassurance from Micheál Martin that the Fianna Fáil leader would order some of his TDs to support the Go(...)

Micheál Martin, Finian McGrath and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is  likely to decide over Christmas whether to call an election earlier than his initially planned date of May 2020.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Boris Johnson’s decisive victory in the UK general election has reopened the question of when the Irish general election could be held. Brexit has lo(...)

Christmas cheer:  Micheál Martin, Finian McGrath, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Mary Lou McDonald, Róisín Shortall and Shane Ross at the Oireachtas Christmas tree lights switching-on ceremony at Leinster House.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The numbers alternated slightly on the board that hangs in Seán Kyne’s office, but the Government Chief Whip’s calculations always pointed to a Govern(...)

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