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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(...)

Ireland’s next taoiseach:  Leo Varadkar arrives at the Fine Gael count on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buying pints on an early-summer evening in Dublin may have seemed a pleasant task, but it was work all the same. John Paul Phelan, the Fine Gael TD fo(...)

Prince Charles shakes hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a visit to the British Ambassador’s residence in Glencairn, Co Dublin. Pool photograph: Damien Eagers

Prince Charles met Gerry Adams at the British ambassador’s home, Glencairn House, marking the Sinn Féin president’s first visit to the south Co Dublin(...)

There has been public criticism in recent years about the prices charged for event tickets on websites that allow secondary sales.

The problem of second-hand sales of concert and sporting tickets has been “vastly” sensationalised and has caused confusion among consumers, according(...)

Fine Gael members of  committee believe  wording of  final report implies wrongdoing on  part of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael members of a Dáil committee examining the sale of the Project Eagle portfolio by Nama, the National Asset Management Agency, have dissented(...)

Housing in  Ballymun: the  loan was given in part so JEC could pursue proceedings through the courts.  At the time it was said  JEC “does not . . . have the financial means to carry out the remedial works nor to undertake the litigation”

The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government knew about and approved the giving of a €6.6 million interest-free loan by a local(...)

Michael Noonan: draft report critical of his meeting with representatives from the bidders Cerberus the day before the process ended. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Fine Gael TDs are insisting that criticism of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan contained in an Oireachtas report examining the sale of Project Eagl(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney at Sheridan Park in Cork to launch a €100m social housing project. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Fine Gael leadership contender Simon Coveney has called for calm in the party and again said Taoiseach Enda Kenny should be given time to plan his ow(...)

Today, a huge Fine Gael wedding is taking place in Dublin 4. Former senator and Fine Gael blueblood Eugene Regan, appointed by the Government in 2015 to the European Court of Justice, is marrying his Danish partner, Janne Storgaard. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Blueshirt weddings are brilliant. The disastrous 2010 heave against Enda Kenny was hatched at a Fine Gael wedding in Killiney. The following year(...)

Enda Kenny at the  All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit: sources close to him believe he will stand down. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney left the Dáil chamber for a private meeting on Wednesday night as a debate on the Government’s confidence motion contin(...)

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