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 Mary Hanafin with her Fianna Fáil affiliation papers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin came under pressure yesterday as some of his party’s most senior TDs strongly criticised the decision to approach(...)

Mary Hanafin: will seek party’s nomination in Dún Laoghaire at next general election. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Senior Fianna Fáil figures have sharply criticised former minster for education Mary Hanafin for describing the party’s(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Fleming. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Efforts to establish how many retired public servants are re-employed by State agencies could create a “new bureaucracy”, Mi(...)

Senior Fine Gael figures last night paid tribute to Frank Flannery for his years of “unstinting and loyal service for the party”

Senior Fine Gael figures last night paid tribute to Frank Flannery for his years of “unstinting and loyal service for the party” while the Oppo(...)

“Oh, yes” Enda will tell them. “The only Bill I passed this week was Bill Clinton!” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

How’s this for showing off in front of your political pals? Fine Gael is all of a dither this week as fellow members of the European Peop(...)

Fianna Fáil public expenditure and reform spokesman Seán Fleming said it was good the Minister was starting to establish the charity regularo’s office but ‘bad that it’s taken so long’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

An interim chief executive for the new Charities Regulatory Authority will be in place by the end of this month, but the Minister for Justice h(...)

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. The Minister will make new regulations for the protection of whistleblowers  following consultation with the Garda Commissioner, the Ombudsman Commission and the inspectorate, and with the approval of the Government. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Minister for Justice will make new regulations for the protection of Garda whistleblowers, to allow them report wrongdoing in the force, the Dáil (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Sean Fleming today claimed Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin was refusing to publish a breakdown of what the money was being spent on. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

The Government has been called on to explain why it is spending €552,000 on a new lottery regulator.Fianna Fáil’s Sean Fleming today claimed Minister (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming said AIB should be “sent packing” by the Government, given that the bank was bailed out to the tune of €20.8 billion by taxpayers, continued to be loss-making and had yet to deal meaningfully with its mortgage arrears customers.

AIB has raised with the Government the issue of bank bonuses being reinstated and the cap on pay for executives being lifted. It is understood that th(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: “Greater transparency and accountability in the use of expenditure from the allowance will also be achieved”

Reducing the allowance paid to Independent TDs and parliamentary party leaders by 10 per cent will save €840,000 in a full year, Minister for Public E(...)

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