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Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

The Government is set for a majority of three in a Dáil motion of no confidence in Mr Murphy, according to latest estimates. Photo: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has survived a motion of no confidence by 56 votes to 53 with 35 abstentions. There will be no general election, w(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: repeated his view that the natural ‘cut off’ point for this Dáil is Easter next year.  File Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has held out the prospect of a return to senior party positions for two TDs he sacked from his frontbench over the r(...)

Four new TDs take their seats in the Dáil on Tuesday.

Four new TDs will enter the fold at Leinster House on Tuesday. They were elected during byelections last week. But who are they? Pádraig O(...)

Minister for Housing: The Dáil vote on the motion of no confidence in him is expected at around 10pm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy seems set to survive a Dáil motion of no confidence on Tuesday evening, although a number of Independent TDs whose (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: The Government is  facing a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the Dáil on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faces growing fallout from Fine Gael’s defeat in four byelections amid pressure from within the party to remove Verona Murphy f(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at the Garda College, Templemore. Fine Gael’s leadership will be left with much to consider after the byelections. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Four byelections, 111,027 votes and 261,171 people who didn’t bother voting. Much controversy, lengthy counts and very likely the last outing to the p(...)

Fine Gael’s Wexford byelection candidate Verona Murphy is pictured after being eliminated, at St Joseph’s Community Centre. Photograph: Patrick Browne

To be clear, there were only four byelections on at the weekend, but some people became confused as the Government was all over the place. On Saturda(...)

More than one in every two regular voters stayed at home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The strongest theme emerging from the four byelections counted on Saturday was the lack of interest among voters, with turnouts at less than half the (...)

Counting of votes in the byelections gets under way at the Dublin Mid West count centre at Adamstown Community Centre, in Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin upset pre-election predictions when Cllr Mark Ward topped the poll to win the Dublin Mid-West byelection with a margin of 525 votes ahead of(...)

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