Micheal Martin

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Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin TD  voting in Ballinlough, Cork with his family Mary, daughter Aoibhe and son Micheal. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he would be satisfied if the party were to win three seats in the European election given it would mark a t(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney (right) said the EU position on Brexit would not change with a new prime minister, suggesting that the stated aim of Boris Johnson (left), to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement would put him on a collision course with the EU. File photograph: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images.

The issues thrown up by Brexit for the UK and Ireland will not change as a result of a different prime minister being in Downing Street, Tánaiste and (...)

Presiding officer Carmel McBride and Garda Adrian McGettigan carry a ballot box from the polling station on the island of Inishbofin, Co Donegal. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Candidates and parties yesterday made their final pitches to voters in advance of polling in the local and European elections, with politicians in all(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/File photo

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he trusts the courts to make the right decision in a personal injuries claim taken by a Fine Gael TD after she fell of(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the authorities “would welcome complaints by any residents in direct provision at Mosney or any other centre”. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fianna Fáil missed a trick on Wednesday when the party’s transport spokesman published a Bill regulating the use of e-scooters. In light of recent de(...)

The late Michael Lynch celebrating an election with supporters. Photograph: Paul McCabe/Meath Chronicle

Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin has paid tribute to former Co Meath TD and senator Michael Lynch, who has died at the age of 84. Mr Lynch was elec(...)

Fine Gael MEPs Deirdre Clune and Seán Kelly on the campaign trail in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.  Photograph: Patrick Browne.

Fine Gael is attempting to shore up its second European Parliament seat in Ireland South as Fianna Fáil aims to get two MEPs elected in the constituen(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin became very angry as he accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of being ‘less than transparent’ about the participants in the sole remaining bid for national broadband. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The composition of the consortium to deliver the national broadband plan has been like “shifting sands” with claims that the Government has misled eve(...)

The issue of Government spending has been one of main the topics of the local and European elections, with TDs from all parties reporting voter concern about projects such as the national children’s hospital and the National Broadband Plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has called on the State’s fiscal watchdog to carry out an official examination of the Government’s budgetary figures because it claims Fin(...)

Grace O’Sullivan (right) with  Mícheál and Carmel Raghaill on their doorstep in Tramore: notice on the door tells  canvassers not to call if they aren’t “naturists”.

While many people welcome the opportunity to bellow at canvassers in the interest of democracy, not everyone is pleased to see them beetling up the ga(...)

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