Joe O Brien

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Interim chief executive Gary Owens at a press briefing at  FAI HQ on Wednesday.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On a day that was intended to start easing tensions within the Irish football family, a dispute over whether directors approved the terms of the State(...)

‘If that was Fine Gael, Joe O’Brien would not be in position any more.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of a Government voting against its own legislation always sets nerves jangling; even more so when those involved are a party’s chief whip and (...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: “You cannot abstain if you’re in Government. It weakens our strength, it weakens Government, it doesn’t work.”   Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said his decision to remove the speaking rights of a party TD and Minister of State was “sufficient” punishment afte(...)

(From left) Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and First Minister Arlene Foster at a press confrerence at Dublin Castle for the first summit of the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) since before Northern Ireland’s powersharing administration collapsed. Photograph: PA

A plan to ensure that information in passenger locator forms for those flying into Ireland are shared more effectively between North and South was dis(...)

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan voted against the Government. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The duration of the loss of speaking rights for two Green Party TDs for failing to vote with the Government in the Dáil on Thursday, includes the Dáil(...)

 Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The future of TD Neasa Hourigan within the Green Party is in the balance after she voted on Thursday against the Government on a new Bill dealing with(...)

The Coalition led by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar (left) Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan (right), has faced a series of controversies. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA

Many governments have had shaky starts but the first month for this new coalition has been particularly wobbly with almost every week bringing a new c(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin speaking in the Dáil sitting in Dublin's Convention Centre. File photograph: Oireachtas TV screenshot

Each of the three Government parties has had an eventful time since the election on February 8th, and arguably none more than the Greens. In the wake(...)

Former minister for education Joe McHugh has turned down the offer of a junior ministry. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sought to rectify the regional imbalance of their ministerial appointments with a series of new junior m(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan turned down a junior ministry and his statement is seen as an indication he intends to cultivate the party grassroots ahead of a potential future leadership bid. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The junior ministerial appointments were the last chance Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and, to a lesser extent, Eamon Ryan, had to calm the anger among(...)

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