Sean Fleming

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Mercer is advising pension fund trustees and sponsors to scenario plan for the possible economic disruption of a second, or extended, coronavirus. Photograph: iStock

Pension deficits across companies listed on the Irish stock market remained steady at €1.2 billion in the first quarter of the year. This was due to t(...)

Micheál Martin:  heard  several TDs voice criticism of  his  approach, with the disquiet spreading beyond those who are usually opposed to the Cork South Central TD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to face down pressure from within his party to open talks with Sinn Féin and will continue with efforts to form (...)

One Fianna Fáil deputy said Micheál Martin was ‘overestimating’ the tacit support given to him. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has faced calls from within his parliamentary party to enter talks with Sinn Féin over government formation. Howev(...)

 Seán Fleming (centre)

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee in the last Dáil, Seán Fleming (62) was first elected as a TD in 1997. In the early years of his political (...)

Speaking after his election in Laois-Offaly, Brian  Stanley of Sinn Féin said his first preferred option on the formation of the next administration “would be to form a left-wing government”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin’s vote surge continued in the Laois-Offaly constituency when its candidate Brian Stanley was elected on the first count with a surplus of 5,(...)

Barry Cowen is considered a safe bet for a seat. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Laois-Offaly (five seats) In 2016, candidates were elected for the two separate constituencies of Laois and Offaly, each with three seats. It has now(...)

Speculation within Fine Gael suggests Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will dissolve the Dáil this week and call the election for either February 7th or 14th.  File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Concerns were expressed on Monday night that thousands of voters may not be eligible to vote if the general election takes place before February 15th.(...)

The printer has now been installed at Kildare House, but it is not currently in use due to an industrial relations stand-off between the Oireachtas and staff tasked with using the machine. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Significant” and costly structural works had to be carried out to fit a €808,000 state-of-the-art printer into the Houses of the Oireachtas offices i(...)

A view of the construction site of the national children’s hospital. File photograph Tom Honan

The Health Service Executive spent more than €11 million on consultancy fees for the National Children’s hospital group last year, and more than €1 mi(...)

RTÉ: “The wages of the high-earners do make it more difficult for the political system to be sympathetic . . . but there are other major issues that have to be dealt with,” says the Public Accounts Committee’s Seán Fleming  TD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reducing the salaries of RTÉ’s top earners is “not enough” to fix the broadcaster’s current financial situation, opposition politicians have said. On(...)

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