Frank Flannery

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 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and Tánaiste Joan Burton with Ministers in the courtyard at Dublin Castle for the results of the referendum on same-sex marriage. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

From the start, Fine Gael and Labour flaunted their economic achievements and reassuring cohesion. It was all about offering Ongoing Mature Governan(...)

Brendan Howlin has said that Labour will not re-enter government ‘at any cost’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour will not re-enter government “at all costs” and must have enough TDs to ensure it has influence in any future coalition, one of the party’s mos(...)

Mo Flynn: Rehab Group had ’lost its way a little’. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Rehab Group experienced a drop off in donations of more than €2 million following controversy over pay and pension arrangements for top officals, (...)

Brendan Howlin (L): ‘Ireland needs this Government returned to office.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A vote transfer pact between Fine Gael and Labour is the “best way” for the Government to secure re-election, Minister for Public Expenditure and Refo(...)

Leaders confirmed they would advocate a return to power for the Coalition. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton have confirmed there will be no Mullingar Accord-type agreement in advance of the general election. The(...)

Labour has dismissed FG strategist Frank Flanney’s MacGill Summer School proposal of  a joint campaign for the general election. Photograph: The Irish Times

Labour Party TDs have expressed strong opposition to a suggestion by a Fine Gael strategist that both Coalition parties contest the election on a join(...)

Marriage is rarely one of true minds, and coalition partnerships are no exception. Invariably these are marriages more of convenience than of convicti(...)

The Minister said there was “no discussion whatsoever” with Labour about a joint approach to the next general election. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said Fine Gael and Labour have not discussed a joint approach to the next election but her “preference” is a r(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton with Sinn Féin’s Padraig Mac Lochlainn and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties. Photograph: North West Newspix

Tánaiste and Labour party leader Joan Burton has acknowledged some tensions between her party and Fine Gael in Government but said they had not reduce(...)

Micheál Martin said his predecessors as Fianna Fáil leader, Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen, had given evidence that was “strong and robust and also matter of fact”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said there has been no sense of a damaging “gotcha moment” for his party in the banking inquiry so far. Arrivin(...)

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