Michael Kitt

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David Kitt: “I do think it is sad that so many creative/artistic/bright people are being forced to leave this city and the country in general.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Singer-songswriter David Kitt is quitting Ireland, claiming it is too expensive to live in the country anymore. Kitt says he has no choice given that(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Row centres on correspondence between Nama nd Independent TD Mick Wallace   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Barry O’Halloran and MICHAEL O’REGAN State assets agency Nama said on Thursday that independent TD Mick Wallace had falsely accused it of l(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with Mary Fitzpatrick, who won automatic selection last week to be the sole candidate in her Dublin constituency, and Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil’s strict application of its gender quota rules has resulted in another two women gaining selection as general election candidates witho(...)

Dinny McGinley: accepted payments related to his time as a primary school teacher for two years while on a ministerial salary of €130,000. Photograph: David Sleator.

A number of TDs, Senators and former ministers have chosen to retain pension entitlements from teaching roles alongside their current salary, accordi(...)

From left: Brendan Smith (Cavan-Monaghan), Colm Keaveney (Galway East) and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A number of Fianna Fáil TDs have insisted they will stand in the next general election, after Micheál Martin this week asked any TDs thinking of ret(...)

Peter Mathews: The former Fine Gael TD says he is “not fussy about the jersey I wear” when it comes to standing for the European Parliament. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is giving Dublin South Independent TD Peter Mathews one month to decide whether he wants to stand for the party in next year’s European el(...)

Seán Ó Cuirreáin told the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions on Wednesday that the Irish language is being marginalised by the current system of public administration.

The decision by Seán Ó Cuirreáin to resign his position as Coimisinéir Teanga this week points to an emerging crisis in the Irish-speaking and Gaeltac(...)

Mr Keaveney’s move

The decision by Galway East TD Colm Keaveney to join Fianna Fáil reflects his determination to remain a relevant voice in the Dáil, just as Micheal Ma(...)

Former minister for defence Willie O’Dea said: “I think that Colm Keaveney would be a very good addition to the party.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The new Fianna Fáil constituency colleague of Colm Keaveney, Michael Kitt said everyone would have to “fight their own corner” in the next general ele(...)

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