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Micheál Martin acknowledged the public are ’fed up’ with restrictions. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has told his parliamentary party he acknowledges people are “fed up”but warned that progress against Covid is “fragile”, flag(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin  told colleagues a “prolonged period” of suppression was required. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has indicated that Ireland will remain in a prolonged period of lockdown that Fianna Fáil colleagues predict could last right(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has been named the party’s spokesman on social protection. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has appointed 18 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party to a range of spokesperson positions. Fianna Fáil said the d(...)

Barry Cowen intimated that he did not feel he got due process from Micheál Martin when it came to his own recent controversy.

Leaking from private parliamentary meetings has become a time-honoured tradition of the Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael parties. In a normal political year(...)

Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen said he was confident the authorities had the situation in Tullamore in hand. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A group of golfers who travelled to Tullamore in Co Offaly and discovered 20 members had Covid-19 has said all adhered to public health guidelines dur(...)

Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan steered the National Oil Reserves Agency (Amendment) and Provision of Central Treasury Services Bill through the Dáil and Seanad. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The first piece of legislation in the new Government’s arsenal to de-carbonise the economy has been passed by the Dáil and Seanad. The legislation es(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing on Friday, outside Fine Gael headquarters in Dublin, that the party’s members had voted in favour of the programme for government. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

The make-up of the new Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party Cabinet will be keenly watched, with work not yet fully completed on the exact structures of (...)

 Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Outgoing TD Barry Cowen has been re-elected in the new five-seater Laois-Offaly constituency. Cowen (52) is the party’s spokesman on public expenditu(...)

Mayo TD Lisa Chambers said she had learned from her mistakes and ‘I am genuinely sorry’.

The four Fianna Fáil TDs involved in the controversy over voting have apologised in the Dáil. They expressed their regret in turn after Ceann Comhair(...)

John McGuinness: he said rank-and-file party members were unhappy with the extension to the deal that underpins the Fine Gael-led minority government

Fianna Fáil TDs exchanged public insults on Wednesday as bitterness between an outspoken party TD and his colleagues intensified. John McGuinness, a (...)

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