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Fuel prices displayed at a Circle K service station on Glasnevin Avenue in Dublin. A  cut in the excise duty on fuel has been announced by the  Government.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The Dáil voted on Wednesday night to approve the Government’s proposal to cut excise on petrol and diesel, but Ministers and senior officials fea(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin said the bombing by Russia of a maternity hospital was shocking. Photograp: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Price fixing on fuel prices at a time of war has been condemned as “morally reprehensible” by Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Speaking at the Fianna Fáil p(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar was speaking at the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party that he is not convinced new Covid-19 restrictions are needed, ahead of (...)

Limerick TD Willie O’Dea of Fianna Fáil said the €5 increase in the pension  “isn’t going to compensate people for price rises”.

Government backbenchers have given a cautious welcome to the budget, but are concerned that cost of living pressures are already “out of control” and (...)

James O’Connor said he will wait to see what happens in the meeting before making any decision on whether or not to quit the Fianna Fáil whip. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Cork East TD James O’Connor’s future as a member of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party hinges on a meeting on Thursday with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.(...)

People will soon be able to eat indoors as Government last night passed legislation allowing indoor dining for the vaccinated.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government has defended its indoor dining legislation against allegations of discrimination, saying the European Union already differentiates betw(...)

Michael Ring. File photograph by Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Two Fine Gael TDs have said they will not support the measure to introduce a “vaccine pass” or further lockdown measures if there is a vote called on (...)

An Taisce says the agricultural activity needed to support the proposed Belview cheese plant would increase carbon emissions and damage water quality.

Four former Fine Gael ministers and two Senators have criticised An Taisce for appealing the High Court’s decision to grant planning permission to a €(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin  told colleagues a “prolonged period” of suppression was required. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has indicated that Ireland will remain in a prolonged period of lockdown that Fianna Fáil colleagues predict could last right(...)

 Chairman of Fine Gael parliamentary party Richard Bruton: "I think people did perceive the party as not being ‘on your side’ and that is one of the most difficult challenges if a party comes to be perceived as being sort of detached."  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fine Gael was seen as detached and not on the side of the public in this year’s general election, according to the blunt finding of an internal party (...)

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