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Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

Aine and Rita McInerney with their father Murt McInerney  in Ennis last year

Murt McInerney was born into Fianna Fáil. A member of the party for more than 60 years, he drew deeply on the loyalties of his mother, Minnie O’Grady,(...)

Danny Healy-Rae is on only 4 per cent of the vote. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimo

Sinn Féin is primed to top the poll in Kerry with Danny Healy-Rae in danger of losing his seat, a TG4 poll has found. The TG4/Ipsos MRBI poll of Ker(...)

Most pundits believe Marian Harkin will win a seat. File photograph: Alan Betson

Sligo-Leitrim (four seats) Current: 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 SF Sligo-Leitrim is one of the constituencies where Sinn Féin’s decision to run just one candidat(...)

Both Michael Healy-Rae and his brother Danny are likely to hold their seats. File photograph: Tom Honan

Kerry (five seats) Current: 2 Ind, 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 SF A real scrap is brewing in Kerry over the seat being vacated by Sinn Féin’s Martin Ferris, with (...)

Fianna Fáil  criticised Minister for Health Simon Harris over a failure to set out the cost of the nurses’ deal when answering a parliamentary question last week. Photograph: Alan Betson

The cost of the deal which ended the nurses’ strike last February is now more than three times the original estimate put forward by the Government at (...)

Michael Healy-Rae: ‘I did nothing wrong.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The controversy surrounding the Dáil fobbing system and Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae is to be raised in the Dáil on Tuesday when TDs return from the Hal(...)

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has told Radio Kerry that he can prove he was in the Dáil on the morning of June 21st, 2018, but that he also managed(...)

Michael Healy-Rae said he attended a burial  in Sneem, Co Kerry  on June 21st last year.

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae told Radio Kerry on Monday he was in the Dáil on June 21st, 2018, and then left Dublin to travel to south Kerry for t(...)

Michael Healy-Rae: he attended a funeral in Sneem, Co Kerry, at 11am on June 21st last year

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae should explain how he claimed Dáil expenses for a day when he (...)

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