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(...)

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(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Tom Honan

The Government is set for a majority of three in a Dáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, according to latest estimates. (...)

Sean Fitzpatrick, former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank.

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick had his membership of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) revoked and was ordered to pay a fine of €(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy faces a vote of no confidence on Tuesday. File photograph: Tom Honan

Cork TD Dara Murphy who, it is anticipated, will resign his seat shortly to take up a position in the European Commission, is expected by Fine Gael to(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: The Government is  facing a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy in the Dáil on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar faces growing fallout from Fine Gael’s defeat in four byelections amid pressure from within the party to remove Verona Murphy f(...)

 Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy will need Independent support to survive the no-confidence motion. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil will abstain on the motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy next week, ensuring that the motion will likely be d(...)

Lisa Smith travelled to Syria to join up with Islamic State several years ago where she married and had a child with a man who was later killed.

Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith will not give an exclusive interview to the Late Late Show on her return to Ireland, a spokesman for her family has(...)

In the US, where GoContractor is increasingly focused, it counts 11 of the top general contractors as clients.

Initiafy, an Irish company that has developed an online induction platform for workers in the construction sector, has rebranded as GoContractor. The(...)

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