Micheal Martin

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Simon Coveney: “There will be no withdrawal agreement without the backstop, end of story.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Reneging on the “backstop” by the United Kingdom to avoid a hard border after Brexit could open parts of the withdrawal treaty already agreed to reneg(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: he stressed his offer to guarantee the stability of the Government until the outcome of the talks in Brussels is clear

It would be “reckless” for the Taoiseach to call an election during such uncertainty over Brexit, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. Speakin(...)

Former minister for communications Denis Naughten.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

A report on the National Broadband Plan (NBP), ordered by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after the resignation of Denis Naughten as miniser for communications(...)

Gama workers protesting outside the Dáil in 2005. Photograph: Eric Luke

A High Court judge has made directions aimed at progressing the hearing of actions by 491 Turkish workers over alleged underpayment of more than €40 m(...)

Paddy Duffy, former political adviser to Bertie Ahern, has died.  File photograph: Frank Miller

A former senior adviser to Bertie Ahern has died while travelling back to Dublin from Papau New Guinea with the former taoiseach. Paddy Duffy, who re(...)

Minister of State Pat Breen. Photograph: Tom Honan.

It was “unwise”of Minister of State Pat Breen to pass on an invitation from a key bidder for the National Broadband Plan to his then senior colleague (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD during a visit to the O’Devaney Gardens project in Dublin 7 on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

As Taoiseach Leo Varadkar mulls what may be the most fateful decision of his political career – the future of the confidence-and-supply agreement and (...)

Fine Gael Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue on budget day at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Last week’s budget was described as an election budget without being a giveaway budget. Today’s poll findings suggest voters agree with this analysis.(...)

Fine Gael maintains a strong lead over its rivals, while support for Sinn Féin almost matches that for Fianna Fáil, according to the latest Irish Time(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster visiting  St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin on Monday. ‘We are very clear about what we need for Brexit,’ she told reporters. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

A no-deal Brexit would be “potentially catastrophic, really bad for Ireland, bad for the European Union and a disaster for the United Kingdom”, Taoise(...)

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