Michael Harty

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“As the efforts to form a minority government reach a conclusion, the thoughts of Independents are naturally turning to finalising the best deals they can get.” File photograph: Getty Images

Over the past few interminable weeks, Independent TDs have solemnly intoned that their talks about Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael were solely focused on n(...)

Outside the Dáil on Tuesday are Fianna Fáil’s Jim O Callaghan TD and Independent Mattie McGrath TD   as  talks to form a government continue. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Talks between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will reach a crucial point today when the two parties begin to discuss policy issues. The negotiating teams m(...)

“I have been thinking about the Proclamation from the perspective of the health of the nation.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Let us revive the best of the promise of 1916, so that those coming generations might experience freedom in the full sense of the term – freedom from(...)

Technology in the surgery: The vast majority of doctors are using computers to prescribe drugs, record clinical notes and access lab results, but only 26 per cent are ordering lab tests in this way. Photograph: Getty Images

GPs are ageing and their morale has declined steeply, but they are also working more collaboratively and making more use of IT than ever before, a stu(...)

Independents TDs Denis Naughten, Michael Harty, Michael Collins and Noel Grealish at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Independent TD for Clare Dr Michael Harty has acknowledged the 17 Independents negotiating with the two big parties about forming a government are tak(...)

Fine Gael TDs Simon Harris, Leo Varadkar, Sean Kyne and Simon Coveney arrive for meetings with eleceted independents and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said Fine Gael will have to reach out to Fianna Fáil to form a stable government. The Minister said the pr(...)

Independent TDs  Noel Grealish, Denis Naughten, Mattie McGrath, Michael Harty, Michael Collins arrive for a meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Opposition TDs will be given a much greater say in how the budget is framed through a strengthened system of Dáil committees, under plans proposed by (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny arriving at Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin and Labour leader Joan Burton met on Tuesday evening as talks on government formation continue but Labour has ruled (...)

Fine Gael is hopeful of retaining the support of the Labour Party for Enda Kenny in any vote for taoiseach. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael is making progress in efforts to convince Independents and small parties to back a minority government on the basis of an agreed programme a(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Fine Gael TDs on the plinth  at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has started a determined bid to wrest power from Fine Gael. His initial target is to get more support than Enda K(...)

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