The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames: now a Reform Alliance member,  she said she had “decided with a heavy heart that I will not be renewing my Fine Gael membership”, adding that the party leadership “made it almost impossible”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

One of the TDs who lost the Fine Gael whip for opposing the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill last summer has been readmitted to the party’s pa(...)

Billy Timmins defied the Fine Gael whip to vote against the second stage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Another member of the Reform Alliance group of dissident TDs and senators has renewed his membership of Fine Gael. Billy Timmins, a Wick(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller: his remuneration rose 18 per cent last year to €1.5 million, with his pension payment rising to €175,000 from €119,000 in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has taken a sideswipe at the increase in pension contribution paid by Aer Lingus to its chief executive Ch(...)

In 2009  RTE’s George Lee was chosen as a Fine Gael  candidate for the Dáil and won the contest by a landslide.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

For a political party, a celebrity candidate is to an upcoming election, what a flake is to a ‘99 ice cream. You don’t really really need it but, boy,(...)

Plinth politics: Reform Alliance members (from left) Billy Timmins, Paul Bradford, Peter Mathews, Fidelma Healy Eames, Lucinda Creighton and Terence Flanagan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Whatever you do, don’t call it a party. Today, the Reform Alliance, the group comprised of seven members of the Oireachtas – five TDs and two Senators(...)

The Family and Life website.

A Fine Gael TD has called for an investigation into a pro-life organisation which brought 13 politicians to New York and Washington last March and is (...)

Lucinda Creighton: “There is no party and there has been no discussion about setting one up.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Reform Alliance, comprised of breakaway Fine Gael TDs and Senators, has registered with the Standards in Public Office Commission as a “third part(...)

Independent TD Luke “Ming” Flanagan: accused Labour TD Willie Penrose of displaying “an unhealthy ownership of an issue”.

Independent TDs Mick Wallace, Luke “Ming” Flanagan and Clare Daly have been accused of “naked political opportunism” after they copied a year-old Bill(...)

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs said the database contained nine million terms in the 23 official EU languages.

Irish is the 14th largest language out of 23 in the EU’s terminology database, the Dáil has heard. Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Dinny McGin(...)

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