Michael Martin

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Peter Kelly (right) pictured with the then taoiseach Bertie Ahern testing a pair of shoes offered for the 2007 General Election campaign. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/Irish Times

Former Fianna Fail TD for Longford-Westmeath Peter Kelly has died at the age of 74. Mr Kelly was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2002 for the Longf(...)

Vindicated: Maurice McCabe with his wife, Lorraine, and Katie Hannon of RTÉ in Whistleblower

During one brief pocket of calm in what we can call the Maurice McCabe saga, the second part of Whistleblower: The Maurice McCabe Story (RTÉ One, Tues(...)

Peter Casey has threated to set up a new party called New Fianna Fáil. Photograph: PA

Peter Casey must first become an elected public representative if he wishes to seek the leadership of Renua, the party has said in answer to reports t(...)

President Michael D. Higgins. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin has come to the defence of Michael D Higgins after criticisms of the President for using the Government jet to trave(...)

Emer Kelly, who died of an asthma attack, and her daughter, Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly’s mother, Emer, suffered from asthma since childhood and was “always breathless”, Ciara recalls. Asthma attacks came “almost monthly” and (...)

Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leo Varadkar’s offer to Micheál Martin of a deal to keep the current political arrangements in place until 2020 is a calculated political manoeuvre wh(...)

Liam  Miller was capped 21 times by the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA have agreed to consider further a proposal that the Liam Miller Tribute Match be played at the €80 million newly developed Pairc Ui Chaoimh. (...)

The duchess and duke of Sussex with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as they arrive at Government Buildings during their visit to Dublin. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

“We need a large national conversation,” opined Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, indicating she wouldn’t mind seeing a presidential election later (...)

Leo Varadkar: “I don’t think I have said one personalised negative thing about Micheál Martin or made a personalised remark about him.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Tensions between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have continued to escalate after Micheál Martin described Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as a “prickly” man “with a(...)

John Allen, front, and members of  VOCADS outside the Dáil to mark a motion due before the house on a redress scheme for victims of convicted child sex abusers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group of men who were sexually abused in schools as children gathered at Leinster House on Wednesday ahead of a Dáil debate on whether the State is (...)

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