Micheal Martin

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Talks are ongoing between SDLP leader Colum Eastwood, above, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and senior officials. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Fianna Fáil is to take over the SDLP and contest elections in Northern Ireland as part of merger being discussed at the highest levels of the parties.(...)

Micheál Martin said there had been a proposal prior to him becoming Minister for Education in 1997 to have history removed as a core subject at Junior Certificate level.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he will restore history to the core Junior Certificate curriculum if his party are in government after the (...)

Thirty-one members of Fianna Fáil, including deputy leader Dara Calleary and the party’s finance spokesman Michael McGrath,  urged voters to oppose the proposition to remove the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Fianna Fáil

As deputy leader of Fianna Fáil, Dara Calleary was the party’s highest-ranking TD to campaign for the retention of the Eighth Amendment in May’s refer(...)

Fianna Fáil deputy leader Dara Calleary has warned Fine Gael to be ‘honest’ about where it has fallen down in housing and health. Photograph: Henry Wills

Fianna Fáil should support the Government for an extra budget if it agrees with Fine Gael to extend the confidence-and-supply deal that underpins the (...)

Michael D Higgins and Niall Ring, the Lord Mayor of Dublin: The Office of President does not fall under the remit of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 but receives significant public funding. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography

Fianna Fáil is to consider tabling legislation to extend the Freedom of Information Act to the Office of President. The party spokesman on transport,(...)

The Independent Alliance has called for the special VAT rate for hotels to be increased from 9 per cent to 13.5 per cent. Minister for Tourism Shane (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív wants to reopen Micheál Martin’s decision not to stand a presidential candidate against President Michael D Higgins at a s(...)

 Minister for Sport Shane Ross has been urged to  re-examine the funding of Irish hockey in the wake of this week’s success. Photograph: Sandra Mailer/Inpho

A civic reception will be held in Dublin on Monday for the Irish women’s hockey team after their historic silver medal in the World Cup. A special ev(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: she said that if there was to be a hard Brexit next year the British government would have to hold a Border poll.  Photograph: PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Labour and the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, have questioned the abrupt U-turn on a Border poll made by the S(...)

Leo Varadkar: were he to call an election in September he  would be throwing the leadership of the country into doubt at precisely the time of greatest sensitivity in Brexit

The big clearout from Leinster House was a fortnight ago when the Dáil adjourned for the summer recess. The Cabinet had its final meeting on Wednesday(...)

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