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Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald, vice-president Michelle O’Neill and Coiste Seasta member Ken O’Connell  arrive in the Dublin election count centre at the RDS during the recent election. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Not a normal democratic party, says Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin – Correct, says the party’s OWN finance director. SO here IS HOW THE PARTY WO(...)

A meme posted on Fine Gael’s Twitter account on Saturday. Yeah we’re lost too.

Fine Gael fluffs digital strategy lines Half a political generation ago (well, 2011), Fine Gael brought in consultant Ravi Singh to help on their dig(...)

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone said her choice of language was ‘inexcusable and wrong. I am truly sorry’. File  photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the fact that Fine Gael Dublin Bay North election candidate Catherine Noone has apologised and withdrawn a remark abou(...)

Micheál Martin said that home ownership in the State was at its lowest since 1971. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

During last week’s TV debate between Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and his Fianna Fáil counterpart Micheál Martin, housing was unsurpris(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are pictured in Cork where  Fine Gael set out its agriculture policy on Tuesday. Photograph: Áine McMahon/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has again insisted that Fine Gael will not go into coalition with Sinn Féin after the general election. He was speaking on Tue(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaves Government Buildings to travel to Áras an Uachtaráin to seek a dissolution of the 32nd Dáil on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Declaring that now was the “best time for the country” to choose its next government, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ended months of speculation on Tuesday mo(...)

A file image of DJ  Larry Gogan at the RTÉ studios. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

President Michael D Higgins led tributes on Tuesday to RTÉ broadcaster Larry Gogan who died aged 85. Gogan worked in broadcasting for almost six deca(...)

As an experienced politician and former leader of the Progressive Democrats, Independent TD Noel Grealish is well aware that the fears and concerns of small communities in relation to ‘others’ can be exploited. Photograph: The Irish Times

There was general agreement in the Dáil that Independent TD Noel Grealish had engaged in racism by asking Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for reassurance that (...)

The RTÉ campus, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, as the broadcaster announced it will cut some 200 jobs next year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varakdar and Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin have both promised changes to RTÉ’s licence fee rules to provide extra revenue for the ca(...)

The queue to sign a book of condolence for broadcaster Gay Byrne in Dublin’s Mansion House. Photograph: Tom Honan

The queue of people lining up to sign one of the five books of condolence opened for Gay Byrne in the Mansion House in Dublin was long throughout Tues(...)

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