Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaking to media in Cabra, Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has retrenched his position on not holding talks with Sinn Féin in a phone call with the party’s leader Mary Lou McD(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attends a Cabinet meeting at the Marino Institute before meeting with the Fianna Fáil leader. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin left their parties and the wider Dáil in suspense over the timing of the general election(...)

Micheál Martin says some politicians were ‘playing the race card’ because they think it will work in their favour. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Immigration is not a main issue being raised on the doorsteps to those canvassing for next week’s byelections, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has s(...)

Timmy Dooley, who with Niall Collins has stood down from the party’s frontbench pending the outcome of an investigation. Photograph: James Forde

Penalties should be introduced for TDs who abuse the electronic voting system in the Dáil and a new system of verifying votes should be introduced, a (...)

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Which way to The Ploughing? “Turn right and follow the signpost for the Fighting Cocks.” This sounded promising. The organisers must have had high h(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised for offending Catholic priests when he compared Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to “a secretly sinning priest”(...)

An Post says it is consolidating and reducing its letter processing capacity in line with global industry trends. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Post has been accused of making a strategic mistake following its decision to close the Little Island mail centre in Co Cork with the loss of 216 j(...)

Heather Humphreys: ‘There’s a culture in this country which says: it’s everyone’s fault but your own.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It would have taken a brave individual to approach Heather Humphreys with an overegged story about a fall on her premises when she was the manager of (...)

Fianna Fáil councillor Claire O’Connor with party leader Micheál Martin and other local election candidates at the launch of Fianna Fáil’s local election manifesto in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said some voters are urging him to pull the plug on the minority Government. Mr Martin, who launched the party’(...)

A former shop known locally as Matt the Bakers at the Border between Co Tyrone and Co Monaghan. Photograph: Bryn Colton/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has acknowledged that his Government would face a “dilemma” on the Border after a no-deal Brexit, as it would be faced with the(...)

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