Michael Martin

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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil would, if returned to government, give priority to ending the two–tier pay structure in teaching and to tackling problems affecting the re(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  addresses the media with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney  after the collapse of the latest Northern talks. A  pointed comparison must be made between their approach and that of Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has been in touch with the Minister for Foreign Affairs over the Stormont talks. “I’ve been talking to Simon Coveney an(...)

  Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar chose to outline his position on the abortion campaign to an international audience. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

When Taoiseach Leo Varadkar decided to break his silence about where he stood on abortion it was through an unexpected source and he only partially ex(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s stunned party members by announcing his decision to back repeal of the Eighth Amendment on Thursday. Photograph: Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill has said that he does not believe that Micheál Martin’s decision to back repeal of the Eighth Amendment and vot(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney and British foreign secretary  Boris Johnson in Dublin  discussing  Brexit. The job of governing the country enters a strange limbo land during an election.  Photograph:  EPA/Aidan Crawley

There is rarely a good time to have a general election. But the plunge into a political crisis right now is particularly unfortunate. There is a lot o(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: greeted large group of constituents from the Men’s Shed in Ballinteer in the visitors’ bar in Leinster House. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“A rolling moan gathers no Ross.” It’s a well known proverb in the transport world. Roughly translated, it means that there is no point in bothering(...)

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald at Sinn Féin’s annual ‘think-in’ this week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The dramatic shift in Sinn Féin’s stance on government participation, floated by Mary Lou McDonald some months ago, was firmed up in various media con(...)

Micheál Martin: “The period where separation from Britain occurs and the Irish State is established doesn’t belong to any one party or any one tradition.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The commemoration of the War of Independence and Civil War will be difficult, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. Mr Martin said looking at t(...)

British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn at the Glastonbury festival. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Millennials are often written off as entitled, social-media obsessed, work-shy snowflakes.But this cohort of people in their 20s and 30s was one of th(...)

As part of the national framework planning, it has been mooted at various stages that a new city might be created.

Having taken over as Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government in the recent Cabinet reshuffle, Eoghan Murphy now finds himself responsible (...)

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