Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said Micheal  Martin was ‘in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks there could be an agreed all-of-Executive position on Brexit with the stance that has been taken by the DUP’. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald was challenged by the Taoiseach about the power of “senior republicans” in deciding her party’s policy. Leo Varadk(...)

MacGill Summer School director Joe Mulholland and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in Glenties, Co Donegal. Photograph:  North West Newspix

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was “chancing the arm” by suggesting a general election should be held in 2020, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. Mr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said an election in 2020 would prevent any instability overshadowing crucial stages of the Brexit negotiations. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to agree to hold the next general election in summer 2020. The Irish Times has lea(...)

The Taoiseach had 11 Seanad nominations to make, and yet Micheál Martin made three of themAFP/Getty Images

Good morning. It is a strange old time in Leinster House at the minute. The new Government may be up and running, but it is far from a functioning f(...)

 Enda Kenny: Oireachtas justice committe should deal with issue. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny claimed his position would be untenable if the allegations of rape and cover-up made by Belfast woman Maíria Cahill had involved (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: “There’s been no cover-up by me or Sinn Féin on this matter.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Justice Committee may move to invite alleged rape victim Maíria Cahill and others including Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in to inqu(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “nobody should be above law, and . . . we cannot have one law for one and a different one for somebody else.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The Boston College tapes are a part of and a background to the problem with the North’s past and its legacy, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil.He(...)