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Fianna Fáil’s  Seán Fleming said the rejection of the deal by the country’s largest trade union Siptu was “a significant blow” to the Government’s hopes of achieving additional savings.

Opposition parties tonight rounded on the Government as it failed to secure an agreement on public sector pay – with Fianna Fáil branding the c(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD addresses the party’s árdfheis. She urged party members to vote in favour of a motion allowing them to vote on the issue of abortion according to their conscience. Photograph: Sinn Féin.

Abortion poses the biggest threat to the unity of Sinn Féin since the peace process, the party's ardfheis has been told as delegates voted agai(...)

Labour Candidate Eoin Holmes exits  the Meath East byelection count centre in Donaghmore, Ashbourne. Photograph: Alan Betson

This was always going to be a difficult journey for the McEntees. For them, it was the strangest of days – suffused with the happiest of(...)

Four Garda sergeants faced disciplinary hearings after their walkout earlier in the week when Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and  Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan addressed the conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors.

The Government has no role in Garda discipline, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted as Opposition TDs accused the Minister for Justice o(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has rejected Opposition claims that the Minister for Justice is attempting to silence gardaí. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has rejected Opposition claims that the Minister for Justice is attempting to silence gardaí. Four garda sergeants(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

The proposed regulator of the National Lottery may eventually be tasked with overseeing the State’s entire gambling industry, (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said  draft guidelines about the conditions for deals with the personal insolvency agency would not make any condition about childcare costs. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has firmly ruled out anyone in personal insolvency being forced to give up their job if the cost of childcare exceeds thei(...)

“Sinn Féin Easter Lilies swaying across the way caused great affront to FG party chairman Charlie Flanagan.”

Consider the lilies of Sinn Féin, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin . . . They grow abundantly at this time of the year(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty yesterday launched the Finance (Local Property Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, repealing the tax, which will be introduced in in the Dáil today and debated in the party’s Private Member’s time in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has said it will abolish the property tax and refund those who paid the household charge if it is in government after the next genera(...)

Labour Candidate Eoin Holmes canvassing at Rathoath, Co Meath, last Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

If the voters of Meath East think they’ve had it bad over the last three weeks – assailed from all angles by people with sympathetic faces and (...)

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