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(...)

Stephen Donnelly had questioned the proposal until he did some research and the results he got back ‘shook’ him. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly has told the Dáil he was unaware of the link between alcohol and cancer when he first heard of the propo(...)

Leo Varadkar, Regina Doherty and Peter Fitzpatrick at the Fine Gael 78th Ard Fheis in 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Fine Gael TD Peter Fitzpatrick has confirmed he will not seek re-election for the party at the next general election. In a statement on Thursday nigh(...)

 Campaigners during the official launch of the Save the 8th campaign in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

A licence to kill – those were the words echoed by many of the speakers at the Save the 8th campaign launch on Thursday. Contributor after contributo(...)

Niamh Ui Bhriain head of the Save the 8th campaign at the launch of the vote No campaign on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Women who are the victim of rape and incest should carry the baby to full term, according to the Save the 8th campaign. The group launched its offic(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Brussels on Monday following a meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

The Government is to consider including a two-third majority lock in any legislation to replace the Eighth Amendment. Tánaiste Simon Coveney is to as(...)

A Dáil debate on the findings of the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment has concluded.

Ireland was at its least Christian point during its most Catholic years, Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell has told the Dáil debate on abortion. Ms O’Conne(...)

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