All Irish sporting stadiums - including 82,000 capacity Croke Park - are limited to 200 spectators. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has pledged the Government will respond “in a positive but safe way” to appeals to end the “ridiculous” limit of 200 spectato(...)

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill: This is not the time “to gamble with people’s lives”.  Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

Border TDs have called for the legislation imposing restrictions on movement to be amended to ensure they apply to everyone including day visitors fro(...)

Minister for Housing: The Dáil vote on the motion of no confidence in him is expected at around 10pm. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy seems set to survive a Dáil motion of no confidence on Tuesday evening, although a number of Independent TDs whose (...)

 Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A former Fine Gael TD has said he will vote against the Government and for a motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Louth TD (...)

Tánaiste  Simon Coveney  said he took on board the concerns of TDs who raised the nuclear issue and that ‘we need more details on it’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Government has been following “with concern” reports that the UK proposes to use the Mourne mountains as a storage are(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said Fine Gael had more scope to gain seats in the Munster region than in the greater Dublin area. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

Fine Gael could win “well above” 60 seats at the next general election, which would place it in a position to form a majority government with Labour, (...)

The departure of Denis Naughten as Minister for Communications means that the Government’s hold on power has become even more precarious.

It has been another tumultuous week in Irish politics with the shock resignation of a Cabinet minister, the production of an uninspiring budget and th(...)

Peter Fitzpatrick: In his first vote against Fine Gael since he announced his resignation from the party earlier this week, the Louth TD joined almost the entire Opposition to defeat the Government by 83 to 43 votes.

Former Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick has voted against the Government, which was overwhelmingly defeated after a Dáil debate on the housing crisis. (...)

Michael Lowry: he said  he approved of Mr Donohoe’s commitment to a cautious budget

Independent Tipperary TD Michael Lowry has indicated he is likely to support the Government in next week’s budget following a meeting last week with M(...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe:  property tax rate of 0.18 per cent  likely to be cut when new house valuations take effect from November 2019. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is set to cut the property tax rate to prevent steep rises in annual bills but is resisting pressure from the Ind(...)

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