Micheal Martin

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In today’s world, the health of a democracy can be measured by the extent that administrative transparency operates in public life. Traditional forms (...)

Leo  Varadkar stressed the EU’s wish to help Mrs May, but added: “That is contingent on her understanding that there are limitations.” Photogaph:  John Thys / AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that there are “limitations” to any assistance to what the EU can offer the British prime minister Theresa May to help(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaks to the media on the plinth at Leinster House. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin are to appoint separate teams to oversee the operation of the confidence-and-supply deal (...)

Micheál Martin on Leinster House plinth on Wednesday. The Fianna Fáil leader reacted sharply to suggestions that the extension was offered in the hope Fianna Fáil could close the gap on Fine Gael. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The conclusion of what at times seemed like an interminable and opaque process came with surprising speed and clarity. There was no last minute row (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “People will not be happy with this decision within the party. I think the general public will be.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Some members of Fianna Fáil will be unhappy with the decision to extend the confidence-and-supply deal until 2020, Micheál Martin has acknowledged. M(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has acted wisely by offering to extend the confidence and supply arrangement with the Fine Gael-led Government under Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for another year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has acted wisely by offering to extend the confidence and supply arrangement with the Fine Gael-led Government for a(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said Varadkar and Martin  could have spared ‘the pretence of a critical tension between Tweedledum and Tweedledee’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has accused Fianna Fáil of using the Brexit crisis to “run away from the electorate” in agreeing to extend its conf(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who earlier on Wednesday officially opened Barclay’s bank new EU headquarters in Dublin, told the Dáil  the bank was an example of more money and jobs coming into Ireland with Brexit. File photograph: PA

Ireland will remain at the heart of the European Union no matter what happens with Brexit because major jobs and investment will continue despite the (...)

Leo Varadkar had asked Micheál Martin to agree to hold the next general election in the summer of 2020. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has agreed to a one-year extension of the confidence and supply agreement which underpins the Government. Spea(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney 	with students at Loreto Letterkenny: “All Government departments must give full priority to activating their plans for a no-deal or disorderly Brexit.”  Photograph: Julien Behal

The Government is to intensify its preparations for a no-deal Brexit in response to events in London, but much of the planning will not be made public(...)

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