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Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea said he could ‘walk away’ from the confidence-and-supply deal if Brexit and other issues damaged faith in Government. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

The confidence-and-supply deal keeping the Government in place could end if there is a Brexit deal, senior Fianna Fáil TDs have warned. Limerick TD W(...)

An all-island approach to the clean-up promised by Tánaiste Simon Coveney, above, in January 2016, appears to have become mired in bureaucracy. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Clean-up works on of one of Ireland’s worst cases of industrial pollution, the former Ispat/Irish Steel site on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour, ha(...)

 Micheál Martin says:  ‘I am blocking nobody from running for anything.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sitting Fianna Fáil TDs will not be blocked from standing in this year’s European Parliament elections, party leader Micheál Martin has said. Mr Mar(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross. A Minister said Mr Ross’s public performance was not surprising given that he did not seem ‘up to speed’ on Brexit preparations in his own portfolio.

Ministers have been privately scathing about the performance of Minister for Transport Shane Ross at a press conference this week where he suggested t(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaks to the media on the plinth at Leinster House. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin are to appoint separate teams to oversee the operation of the confidence-and-supply deal (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: “People will not be happy with this decision within the party. I think the general public will be.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Some members of Fianna Fáil will be unhappy with the decision to extend the confidence-and-supply deal until 2020, Micheál Martin has acknowledged. M(...)

Leo Varadkar had asked Micheál Martin to agree to hold the next general election in the summer of 2020. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has agreed to a one-year extension of the confidence and supply agreement which underpins the Government. Spea(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin:  will decide his next move after his negotiating team report back to him on progress of talks to date. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil negotiators may formally report back to party leader Micheál Martin as early as Thursday on talks with Fine Gael on the future of the arra(...)

Leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin, is pictured with Anne Rabbitte TD, Fiona O’Loughlin TD and  Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee at the party Think-in in Malahide on September 11th. Mr Martin has been keen for a retrospective review of the confidence and supply agreement  Photograph: Conor McCabe

Fianna Fáil is to push the Government on what it says is slow progress on using credit union funds to help tackle the housing crisis, as the party pre(...)

Micheál Martin referred to how tens of thousands of people from Northern Ireland hold Irish passports and therefore were “Irish citizens” and “European citizens”. Photograph: Alan Betson

An internal Government note appears to dampen hopes that Irish citizens in Northern Ireland will be allowed to vote in European elections post-Brexit.(...)

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