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Former tanaistí Mary Harney, Joan Burton, Mary Coughlan and Frances Fitzgerald at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Some people may be praising the Fianna Fáil leader for opting to put his country before his party by agreeing to support the Fine Gael minority govern(...)

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has said the extension of the confidence and supply agreement has put his party in a ‘straitjacket’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The extension of the confidence and supply agreement which underpins the Fine Gael-led minority government puts Fianna Fáil in a “straitjacket”, one o(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. It is widely expected he  will offer to open negotiations on an extension to the arrangement underpinning the minority government, possibly for another year

At times Fianna Fáil TDs are left to judge the political direction of their party by the mood of their leader rather than by anything he says. On the(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi told the Oireachtas the high interest rates were largely down to the fact the State has a “quasi-monopoly” banking market that is “not competitive”

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi did his homework before he became, on Thursday, the first sitting head of the organisation to appea(...)

Maurice McCabe with his wife Lorraine after giving evidence at the Disclosures Tribunal last March. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Maurice McCabe spent the later years of his career in the eye of a political, legal and media storm. He joined An Garda Síochána in August 1985 and i(...)

Frances Fitzgerald resigned as minister last year following controversy over her knowledge of a Garda legal strategy against Sgt McCabe. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald has accused opposition TDs of engaging in “fake news” in the Dáil. The former minister for justice said it was deeply (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi is credited with quelling the debt-crisis storm of 2012 and the potential break-up of the euro zone. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has accepted an invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure(...)

 Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe: “a good citizen and police officer”. Photograph:  Séamus Kiernan/Westmeath Topic

The Disclosures Tribunal has delivered a devastating finding against former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, who it found conducted a “campaign of (...)

Former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: “I am very pleased that my judgment and my approach has been found to be truthful and appropriate.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Former tánaiste and minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she is “very happy and pleased” the Disclosures Tribunal has found she acted appr(...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton, at the Disclosures Tribunal at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former Garda commissioner Martin Callinan described whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe as a child sex abuser, the Disclosures Tribunal has found. And M(...)

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