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 Minister for Transport Shane Ross: his Road Traffic Bill has met with strong opposition from rural politicians. Photograph: Eric Luke

Unlike the Bill to reform the way judges are appointed, the efforts of Minister for Transport Shane Ross to change the State drink-driving laws are al(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin (left) and Labour’s Alan Kelly were among  TDs who reported receiving donations to the Standards in Public Office Commission last year. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Michael McGrath, his finance spokesman, received €1,000 each from their party last year, official records show. (...)

Delegates protest to Minister for Education Richard Bruton for equal pay at the Teachers’ Union of Ireland congress in Wexford on Wednesday. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is facing pressure from within Government and from Fianna Fáil, whose support is needed to pass the budget, to en(...)

AIB said that during the period October 2009 to December 2013 it is estimated that the average tracker margin for principal dwelling houses would have been about 6.8 per cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

AIB has been accused of concocting a notional tracker mortgage rate of 7.9 per cent for some 4,000 customers caught up in the tracker controversy. T(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: said the Government will respect the result of the abortion referendum.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

TDs voted by 97 to 27 on Wednesday night to allow a referendum on abortion to go ahead. After numerous votes in the Dáil, 16 Fianna Fáil TDs voted ag(...)

Finian McGrath: “The convention offers us an opportunity to reassess our attitudes to people with disabilities, and to place a renewed focus on their place in society”

Ireland’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will allow for a reassessment of the place within s(...)

 Permanent TSB wants to sell billions of euro worth of non-performing loans.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Proposed legislation to regulate vulture funds will not offer any additional protection to stop those funds from repossessing the homes of mortgage ho(...)

 Fianna Fáil’s John Curran, Michael McGrath, John Lahart and Senator Catherine Ardagh at Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil has insisted the Government has to accept “vulture funds” must be regulated before any sale of billions of euro worth of mortgages by Perm(...)

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath, who says there is a “real gap in consumer protection currently because those making the decisions are beyond the reach of the Central Bank”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The sell-off of loans by Irish banks shouldn’t go ahead, Fianna Fáil has said as it gears up to introduce a Bill requiring the regulation of vulture f(...)

Fianna Fáil TDs Dara Calleary and Michael McGrath raised concerns about banks selling non-performing loans in the Dáil on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The banks have been accused of looking to “outsource their dirty work” by selling non-performing home loans. Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael M(...)

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