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Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has been named the party’s spokesman on social protection. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has appointed 18 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party to a range of spokesperson positions. Fianna Fáil said the d(...)

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin with Mary Keane, general manager at the Kilkenny Store, Dublin,  during a spot of shopping on Tuesday. Photograph:   Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Taoiseach has said he does not envisage having to close sectors such as non-essential retail again, even if restrictions are re-introduced after C(...)

Mia Greally (1) with motherJodi Carroll-Greally enjoying the turning on of Christmas lights in Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the Government will make a decision on exiting lockdown next week, and that there will be a Dáil debate on the issue(...)

Taoiseach  told the Dáil  on Wednesday that he would like to get back to Level 3 restrictions for December 1st. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Families should be given clarity over Covid-19 restrictions ahead of Christmas, while the risk of ongoing economic and social damage from lockdowns ne(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:   “There’s enough there for people who believe the worst of Leo or Fine Gael,” one Opposition source said. “But there’s nothing that’s going to hang him tomorrow.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Opposition is expected to attack Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s argument that he leaked a confidential GP pay deal to secure support for it during a conf(...)

Barry Cowen intimated that he did not feel he got due process from Micheál Martin when it came to his own recent controversy.

Leaking from private parliamentary meetings has become a time-honoured tradition of the Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael parties. In a normal political year(...)

A fobbing-in system which records politician’s attendance at Leinster House was suspended between March and July during the first period of Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eight TDs and Senators have sworn a statement before a peace commissioner or commissioner of oaths to say they were present in the Dáil or Seanad duri(...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

Jim O’Callaghan: he knows that the voters would not look kindly on an old-style Fianna Fáil heave three months after the party returned to government

Brace yourself. The country – and its Government – face a difficult few weeks ahead as new restrictions are introduced to control the wave of infectio(...)

Gardaí passing a closed pub in Temple Bar, Dublin. File photograph: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

And now for the tricky bit. After months of national solidarity during an abrupt but clearly defined lockdown, followed by a summer lull when transm(...)

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