‘I don’t think there will be any confusion over it - the decision on who are Fine Gael’s candidates for election is made in the first instance by party members locally and then signed off by the executive council,”icture Colin Keegan, Collins Dubli”. Taoiseach Leo Vardkar said. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has moved to play down concerns expressed by a Fine Gael activist about the process which resulted in the deselection of sittin(...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor has broken with official Government policy by expressing support for the principle of equal pay for equal work for teachers. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on the Government to introduce equal pay scales for teachers within the next two years. It follows controversy after Minister (...)