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Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary: “When we see the proposals I’ll reflect on those proposals and discuss it internally with my colleagues.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The Fianna Fáil leadership faces pressure over abortion within the party this weekend with four motions on the topic ta(...)

Labour Minister Joan Burton:  said at the weekend she believed that Ireland had “reached its limits of austerity” and that ordinary people were “shouldering too much of the burden”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government intends to make a major concession to middle-income taxpayers in the October budget as part of a strategy to de(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin asserted today at the party’s 1916 commemoration that if people wanted to know where the men and women of 1916 would have stood in later years, they would find out by looking at what they did: taking the route of constitutional republicanism.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin has made a scathing attack on Sinn Féin and the Provisional movement, saying that they have "not the slightest conne(...)

Michéal Martin said that “In the Northern Executive, Sinn Fé
e
in and DUP ministers show no interest in using their strength to bridge differences 
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- in fact they do the exact opposite.”

Stormont’s ruling political parties have created a dangerous vacuum in Northern Ireland by failing to fulfil the promise of peace and reconcili(...)

Caoimhghin Ó Caoláin

It was a day for fairytales and fantasies. In the Dáil, as usual, there was a great choice on offer. From the compendium of stories, firs(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: said he did not accept that arrangements for communication had been withdrawn.

The Attorney General had written to the Chief Justice on matters relating to communications with the judiciary last month, Tao(...)

President of the High Court the Hon Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the independence of the judiciary is "central to democracy" but declined to intervene in the row between judges and M(...)

New TD Helen McEntee. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter smiled broadly. There was not a judge in sight. The recipient was the new TD for Meath East, Helen McEn(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness and Pearse Doherty (left) after the leader’s address at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis   in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend, were Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness conjuring at the back of their minds th(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said he is personally against going into coalition with Fianna Fail but has not ruled it out completely. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said he is personally against going into coalition with Fianna Fail but has not ruled it out completely. (...)

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