Michael Martin

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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 (...)

‘In Leo Varadkar’s first month, Fianna Fáil has for understandable political reasons sought to hobble the new Taoiseach.’ File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Five weeks is too short a period to form anything approaching a defining assessment of any prime minister. However, as politics is about to go into re(...)

Alcohol limts: debate underlines our complicated relationship with drink

As if more proof was needed that this country has a, well, complicated relationship with alcohol, it is provided on the Pat Kenny Show (Newstalk, week(...)

Paul Murphy during heated exchanges with  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  in the Dáil

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy has written to the Ceann Comhairle accusing Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of defaming him when he accused Murphy of thuggery during(...)

Leo Varadkar said people ‘need to trust what gardaí say’ on  the witness stand. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) officials are extremely concerned by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s comments that Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan (...)

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