Michael Lowry

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Christmas cheer:  Micheál Martin, Finian McGrath, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Mary Lou McDonald, Róisín Shortall and Shane Ross at the Oireachtas Christmas tree lights switching-on ceremony at Leinster House.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The numbers alternated slightly on the board that hangs in Seán Kyne’s office, but the Government Chief Whip’s calculations always pointed to a Govern(...)

Bernard Durkan:  he said  some of the difficulties in housing and health were “unacceptable and shouldn’t happen”

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy was heavily criticised by one of his own backbench TDs at a private meeting less than a day after he survived a Dá(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Tom Honan

The Government is set for a majority of three in a Dáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, according to latest estimates. (...)

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 (...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A former Fine Gael TD has said he will vote against the Government and for a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Louth TD (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy faces a vote of no confidence on Tuesday. File photograph: Tom Honan

Cork TD Dara Murphy who, it is anticipated, will resign his seat shortly to take up a position in the European Commission, is expected by Fine Gael to(...)

 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(...)

 Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy will need Independent support to survive the no-confidence motion. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil will abstain on the motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy next week, ensuring that the motion will likely be d(...)

Independent TD Noel Grealish arrives at Leinster House. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Chatting among themselves over coffee or in the Dáil bar, some TDs and Senators have been trying to figure out what exactly motivated Noel Grealish to(...)

Then minister for communications Michael Lowry (centre) with Telenor Mobile chief executive Kare Gustad and Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Eric Luke

Documents detailing communications between businessman Denis O’Brien and others relating to the award of the second mobile phone licence in 1996 must (...)

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