Loans of up to €1.5m are available under the special Government  scheme at a maximum interest rate of 4%. Photograph: Getty Images

Less than a tenth of the money set aside for a special State loan scheme to help businesses prepare for Brexit has been sanctioned, sparking concerns (...)

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin has been calling in his party TDs since early Thursday morning updating them on the changes.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has appointed Dara Calleary to the position of deputy leader in frontbench changes revealed on Thursday. Mr Martin(...)

Patrick McKee says  tweet was critical of Coppinger’s comments during the debate rather than her personally. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

A Fianna Fáil councillor has apologised for comments he made about Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger. Cllr Patrick McKee had been criticised by his colle(...)

Billy Kelleher: supported by  colleagues Lisa Chambers TD and Senator Ned O’Sullivan, he tabled a motion recommending the committee propose terminations up to 12 weeks without restriction

“A step too far” – those are the words repeated by politicians opposing unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeks into pregnancy. Taoiseach Leo (...)