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The focus of controversial political statements since the presidential election has not been Travellers, but immigrants. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

After the presidential election in 2018, during which Peter Casey criticised Travellers to propel himself to a runner-up spot, TDs worried that a new (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Last month’s Dáil motion of no confidence in  the Minister was defeated by the Government by 56 votes to 53. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The foundations underpinning the Fine Gael-led minority government of the 32nd Dáil were weak to begin with but have steadily been eroded in the four (...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry said he believes an election will be called before any debate can take place. Photograph: Collins Courts

Independent TD Michael Lowry has said he does not believe a mooted motion of no confidence in Minister for Health Simon Harris will go ahead, as he ex(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking to the media ahead of  Fine Gael’s parliamentary party meeting in Dublin. Photograph: McCurry/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is planning to reconvene the Dáil next Wednesday as he indicated it was still his personal preference to hold an el(...)

Though Leo Varadkar played Brexit cannily, he spent much of 2019 under domestic pressure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is only one candidate for the story of 2019 in Irish politics: Brexit dominated everything. So much did Irish politics progress in the shadow of(...)

Verona Murphy votes at Ramsgrange Parish Hall in Wexford during a byelection in late November. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

End of the year, end of the decade; time to reflect and assess. Doubtless you’ll read plenty reviews of 2019 and of the 2010s over the coming days as (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is  pictured during an interview with political correspondents in Government Buildings in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times. s

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he will need reassurance from Micheál Martin that the Fianna Fáil leader would order some of his TDs to support the Go(...)

So far Ireland has taken 3,151 people under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme. Most of these (1,985) are people fleeing Syria who have already been designated refugees by the UN. Photograph: Getty Images

Just before 2.30pm on November 19th, flight tracking websites showed an Airbus A320 operated by Freebird Airlines landing at Baldonnel Aerodrome in so(...)

Micheál Martin, Finian McGrath and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is  likely to decide over Christmas whether to call an election earlier than his initially planned date of May 2020.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Boris Johnson’s decisive victory in the UK general election has reopened the question of when the Irish general election could be held. Brexit has lo(...)

Christmas cheer:  Micheál Martin, Finian McGrath, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Mary Lou McDonald, Róisín Shortall and Shane Ross at the Oireachtas Christmas tree lights switching-on ceremony at Leinster House.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The numbers alternated slightly on the board that hangs in Seán Kyne’s office, but the Government Chief Whip’s calculations always pointed to a Govern(...)

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