Eamon Scanlon

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Ray McSharry: the Fianna Fáil grandee was treated to a surprise This Is Your Life party featuring familiar faces of the party down the years.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The great, the good and the ghosts of Fianna Fáil past gathered in Sligo at the weekend to pay homage to party grandee Ray MacSharry. The former tána(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. It is widely expected he  will offer to open negotiations on an extension to the arrangement underpinning the minority government, possibly for another year

At times Fianna Fáil TDs are left to judge the political direction of their party by the mood of their leader rather than by anything he says. On the(...)

Forget him not: John Perry of Fine Gael. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former Fine Gael minister of state John Perry will attempt to make his political comeback this week as he contests what is certain to be one of the mo(...)

An additional 220 temporary staff have been employed to deal with the surge in demand for passports. Photograph: Alan Betson.

TDs’ offices should not become passport processing centres, the Dáil has heard, as it emerged that 500,000 passports have been issued to date this yea(...)

Former  minister for finance Michael Noonan who had not declared his position: “We’ll see what is in the Bill but my general disposition would be to support what is being proposed by the Government.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Many TDs who were previously opposed to the Government’s proposed legislation on abortion now say they will vote for it, a survey by The Irish Times h(...)

 Campaigners during the official launch of the Save the 8th campaign in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

A licence to kill – those were the words echoed by many of the speakers at the Save the 8th campaign launch on Thursday. Contributor after contributo(...)

Niamh Ui Bhriain head of the Save the 8th campaign at the launch of the vote No campaign on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Women who are the victim of rape and incest should carry the baby to full term, according to the Save the 8th campaign. The group launched its offic(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath (right) claimed the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment was a ‘stitch up’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A heated row erupted in the Dáil after calls were made for the abortion referendum to be delayed in the wake of a revelation that some participants in(...)

Fianna Fáil TD for Sligo-Leitrim Eamon Scanlon  said: ‘I put down a PQ (parliamentary question) in relation to the number of Muslims who have applied for Irish citizenship as a constituent was inquiring about this issue’.

A Fianna Fáil TD has been compared to Donald Trump by a senior Muslim leader after he asked a question in the Dáil about how many Muslims have sought (...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

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