Sean Sherlock

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Fianna Fáil spokesman on finance Michael McGrath and its spokesman on public expenditure and reform, Dara Calleary TD. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government is expected to announce a clampdown on offshore tax avoidance, yielding about €40 million a year, in next Tuesday’s budget. While some(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Berlin on Tuesday. After some poor judgment calls last week, murmurings of discontent about  Kenny’s leadership became uncomfortably loud. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP

The Taoiseach travelled light to Berlin. He left the knuckledusters and thumbscrews behind with his enforcers, just in case they might need them again(...)

Jo Cox was attacked by a man, who inflicted fatal injuries. Photograph: EPA

The Dáil has observed a minute’s silence in memory of the murdered British Labour MP Jo Cox. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said she was “a talented and dedic(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin: party has announced its new-look front bench.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has denied his party has done a deal with Fianna Fáil to ensure the Government is defeated on certain Dáil motions. Mr (...)

Eyeing the Labour Party leadership: Brendan Howlin (left) and Alan Kelly  attend the party’s annual James Connolly commemoration at Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Labour leadership contender Alan Kelly is making a pitch over the heads of his Dáil colleagues and towards rank- and-file party members in his bid to(...)

Brendan Howlin has the support of party chairman Willie Penrose. He is also said to have the backing of two of the other potential leadership contenders, Seán Sherlock and Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former minister for public expenditure Brendan Howlin is considering contesting the leadership of the Labour Party following the resignation of Joan B(...)

Joan Burton wrote her name into the history books by becoming the first female leader of the Labour party. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Joan Burton resigned as leader of the Labour party today, two years after taking over the reins from Eamon Gilmore. Her tenure was short but signifi(...)

Former Tánaiste Joan Burton who is expected to step down as Labour Party leader on Tuesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Tánaiste Joan Burton is expected to announce on Tuesday that she will step down as leader of the Labour Party. Ms Burton is to meet her parl(...)

All the indications are that the Dáil will sit tomorrow to re-elect Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, a first for a Fine Gael leader. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/Getty Images

Earlier this week, Enda Kenny gave his riding orders to his negotiating team as they prepared to enter into another day of discussions with Independe(...)

Labour TD Sean Sherlock said he had taken soundings on a daily basis from Labour Party members  and the clear view was the party should regroup in opposition rather than enter any coalition arrangement. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Labour TD has come out strongly against any move to re-enter coalition with Fine Gael to break the current impasse, saying he believed the party did(...)

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