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Dara Calleary, Minister for Agriculture arriving  for his first Cabinet meeting in that role. Photograph: Alan Betson

Many governments have had shaky starts but the first few months for this new Coalition has been simply remarkable with almost every week bringing a ne(...)

Former minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen TD during a   Cabinet meeting at Dublin Castle earlier this month. File photograph: Collins

Former minister of state Conor Lenihan has asked why the Garda vetting process that is required for Ministerial appointments did not highlight Barry C(...)

“As Mary Kenny has found out, Twitter not only has all the answers to everyone’s queries of fact these days, it also offers the sort of stern moral instruction for which, in the Ireland of her youth, people used to depend on the Church.”

The journalist Mary Kenny might have been forgiven some confusion about whether Ireland’s lockdown rules prevented her flying in from Gatwick next wee(...)

Barry Cowen on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics programme on Sunday. Photograph: RTÉ screen shot

Newly appointed Minister for Agriculture and Marine Barry Cowen has described drink-driving home from the All-Ireland four years ago as a “terribly st(...)

Barry Cowen: he says the revised deal negotiated by  Boris Johnson paves the way for a much harder Brexit than envisaged by his predecessor Theresa May

Money set aside to deal with the consequences of a no-deal Brexit should be used to help businesses even if the UK leaves the EU with an agreement as (...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: his unusually blunt comments will be seen as a warning to Minister for Health Simon Harris to control spending within his sector. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The current rate of health spending, if repeated for the rest of the year, will be a “significant risk” to the management of the public finances, Mini(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman Barry Cowen said constituencies such as his own of Offaly, where Bord na Móna has a significant presence, could see its industries affected. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil has warned it will not support any carbon tax increases in the budget unless the money raised is reinvested in affected communities and m(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath said the  budget must “involve practical measures to tackle the acute crises the Government has allowed to develop in housing and in parts of our health service”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil, whose acquiescence is needed to pass budgetary policy, has broadly agreed with the spending approach outlined by the Government, while cl(...)

Fine Gael figures  believe an election within the next year is highly likely

A senior Fianna Fáil TD has said his party is unlikely to renew the confidence and supply deal with Fine Gael, increasing the prospects of an election(...)

Martin McGuinness’s widow, Bernie; Gerry Adams; Michelle O’Neill; and Mary Lou McDonald at the Sinn Féin ardfheis. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Senior figures in Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have insisted they would never enter any coalition with Sinn Féin, irrespective of their leader. Sinn Féi(...)

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