Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in his  Leinster House office. “I come from a background which in many respects has always been pro-life but I have never been absolutist or judgemental.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheál Martin asks that you do not read between the lines of what he is saying to divine meaning, but at times you are left with no other option. As(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly: claims he was warned to “watch his communications” because of his contacts with individuals in relation to the Garda. Photograph:   Eric Luke

A claim by Labour Party TD Alan Kelly that his “communications” may be under surveillance by the Garda is to be investigated by a High Court judge. M(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe at the Charleton Tribunal at Dublin Castle. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach has appointed a senior counsel to conduct a review of how the Department of Justice dealt with the provision of documents to the Charlet(...)

Ireland should amend its defamation laws in order to strengthen protections for freedom of expression in the press, the board of the international representative body for newspapers has said.

Ireland should amend its defamation laws in order to strengthen protections for freedom of expression in the press, the board of the international rep(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: she quit just hours before a Fianna Fáil motion of no confidence in her would have brought the Government down

Voters believe the controversy leading to the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald was better handled by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin than Taoiseach(...)

Former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan with Garda chief administration officer Joe Nugent: Mr Nugent confirmed he examined Ms O’Sullivan’s personal email account. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Gardaí failed to provide a report to the Policing Authority on a private email account used by former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan. The Irish(...)

Fine Gael has seen a surge in support and now enjoys a substantial lead over Fianna Fáil, according to the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll.(...)

The latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll confounds conventional wisdom which held that the Government suffered a serious setback over its handli(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arriving for the the Brexit press conference at Government Buildings on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The findings from today’s Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll reveal a jump in support for Fine Gael (up five points to 36 per cent), who have opened up a sig(...)

Leo Varadkar: the last time a taoiseach had this sort of approval rating was in July 2011. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

It is a lesson that has to be regularly relearned. Not every political crisis actually breaks through into the public consciousness, and therefore the(...)

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