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 Sinn Féin’s   Pearse Doherty. “The SCU has been tarnished, and there has been political interference.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government review of its Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) is likely to reject claims it politicised the publicity campaign for Project 2040, bu(...)

The NTA has  said the Green Line is operating at capacity at peak times, with crowding on trams between Ballaly and Ranelagh

The Government has been urged to sanction immediate alternative transport for Luas commuters who cannot board trams along the Green Line during rush h(...)

“Leo Varadkar comes from a generation that places an enormous premium on being connected and being in touch, that is locked in the feedback loop of approval.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

John Concannon, head of the Government’s now notorious Strategic Communications Unit (SCU), is not Josef Goebbels. The SCU is not, as one might think (...)

John Robb pictured in the Dáil on February 14th, 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to John Robb, a former Irish senator and surgeon from Ballymoney, Co Antrim, who died on Tuesday. Mr Rob(...)

Simon Coveney: he said he had spoken with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley, and would remain in close contact

The Government was taken completely by surprise by the abrupt decision of the DUP to withdraw from negotiations to restore the Northern institutions, (...)

 Fianna Fáil spokesman on communications Timmy Dooley speaking to media at Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil has likened the reaction of Minister for Communications Denis Naughton to the withdrawal of Eir from the the National Broadband Plan to th(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  announced his support for a repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution this week.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin took his party by surprise with his statement in the Dáil last week, announcing his support for a repeal of the Eigh(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty announced that many of those affected by 2012 pension rule changes will be entitled to a new credit that will restore their pensions to pre-2012 levels. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The State plans to restore payments to many of the 40,000 people who lost up to €1,500 a year under a 2012 rule that changed the way pensions were cal(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee talks gives her view on the current political landscape. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael might be well ahead in the opinion polls, but Fianna Fáil are not spooked just yet, according to Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee. On this wee(...)

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald leaving Government Buildings following her resignation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Inside Politics is a regular podcast from The Irish Times. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, on Android, on Stitcher, on ACast or on Soundcloud. Pat Leahy(...)

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