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“Leo feels at home in this territory – where he speaks above the heads of politicians in the Dáil chamber and directly to middle Ireland.” Photograph: DominicWire

It is one of those medical procedures people don’t like to talk about. But last year, the Government secretly gave the green light for it to go ahead (...)

Micheál Martin at Dublin Castle for the referendum results on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The high level of support for repealing the Eighth Amendment across the country won’t impact on Fianna Fáil’s chances in the next general election des(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at a Lawyers Together for Yes event in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has criticised “dishonest and offensive” campaigning by some anti-abortion groups, claiming they are deliberately sp(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Given his experience and work rate, he remains the best leader available to the party. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheál Martin’s leadership is the elephant in the Fianna Fáil room. That is not to say it is under immediate threat, nor that there is anybody else (...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has told the Dáil he will take no more calls from lobbyists. He also insisted that he had apologised for t(...)

Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Louise O’Reilly with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and party leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party’s Repeal the Eighth campaign. Photograph:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin will seek to harmonise abortion laws across the country if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constitution. Abortion is banned in alm(...)

 Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Denis Naughten: phone call between Eoghan Ó Neachtain and Mr Naughten on the proposed Celtic Media takeover by INM was not registered.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former government press secretary Eoghan Ó Neachtain has registered 10 separate returns of lobbying activity over the past two years, including two me(...)

The Minister for Communications,  Denis Naughten, making a statement in the Dáil on Wednesday

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to be pressed on the Minister for Communications’s statement that he only offered a “personal view” to a lobbyist f(...)

Denis Naughten: the Minister for Communications said he expressed ‘a purely personal view” that matter would most likely  be referred to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Offering a detached personal opinion on a future ministerial decision you will take requires a feat of political gymnastics that is almost impossible(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten speaking in the Dáil this afternoon on the INM controversy. Screengrab: Oireachtas TV

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said there was “nothing wrong or inappropriate” for him to tell anyone he would take advice on sending a pr(...)

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