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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(...)

Leo Varadkar: Fianna Fáil had signalled to him  on Tuesday that the email to Fitzgerald represented a very big problem. Photograph: Getty Images

The week in politics has its own rhythm. Monday is quiet, Tuesday and Wednesday are long busy days, and things calm down on Thursday as Dáil business (...)

The Republic of Ireland’s James McClean (right) and Daryl Murphy stand dejected after a 5-1 defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night ended their World Cup qualification hopes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Eh, well, that didn’t exactly go to plan, did it? Denmark’s carpet bombing of Ireland’s World Cup dreams last night will dampen the nation’s mood con(...)

Harlad Malmgren and daughter Pippa: special advisers to many US presidents

Meet the Malmgrens. You might not have heard of them but they are members of an extraordinary family. Harald Malmgren was a senior adviser to four co(...)

 Simon Harris is understood to be willing to make  minor adjustments  to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he is willing to make two key changes to new alcohol legislation to assuage concerns expressed by Fine Gael (...)

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