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If Fianna Fáil want to take away stability, it is very hard to see how we avoid a general election, the chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party Martin Heydon said.

It will be very difficult for Fine Gael to continue in Government if there is no successor to the confidence and supply deal with Fianna Fáil after th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar shakes hands with US president Donald Trump at the Friends of Ireland luncheon at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar extended an invitation to Donald Trump to visit Ireland when he met the US president for the first time on Thursday in the Whit(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, await the arrival of the Italian president, at Áras an Uachtaráin earlier this month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil figures who have been linked with a run for the presidency say they will not mount a challenge if Michael D Higgins seeks a (...)

Dublin North West TD Noel Rock has claimed  minimum unit pricing, a bid to prevent low cost sales of alcohol, was based on “middle class guilt with working class consequences”. File photograph: PA

Irish teenagers are the second most sober in the EU, a Fine Gael backbencher has claimed as he rejected all the major elements of the Government’s Bil(...)

A letter in Eamon O’Cuív’s name had been used in Séamus McGrane’s defence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has insisted he did not write a character reference for dissident republican leader Séamus McGrane, who was jailed on Thur(...)

Resignation: Frances Fitzgerald at Government Buildings after she quit the Government. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On Monday night, Frances Fitzgerald was on two phones at the one time, fighting for her political life. Hours previously, the Department of Justice ha(...)

Paramedics tend to a victim at the scene of a shooting on Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A group of teenage girls stand in the balmy afternoon sun discussing where to go in town to celebrate the Leaving Cert results. Garda cars drive past (...)

People Before Profit RD Richard Boyd Barrett. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath is the Dáil deputy who has most regularly contributed to debates this year, speaking 270 times to date, an analysis of Oi(...)

Is Stephen Donnelly in danger of becoming Fianna Fáil’s version of George Lee? File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fewer politicians than usual turned out for this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park on Thursday(...)

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