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Simon Coveney: ‘I’m pretty confident that it is possible to put a compromise position that everyone can be reasonably happy with’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, has revealed that he hopes to make progress on getting consensus on local governme(...)

When it works well, palliative care is not just about pain relief, but a vision of living well until you die.

Recently, I read Séamus O’Mahony’s occasionally grumpy, sometimes bleakly humorous and always thought-provoking book, The Way We Die Now. O’Mahony, a (...)

 Tom Curran has said he still fears a garda investigation into his role in assisting his wife to die in December 2013.  Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Tom Curran, the partner of the late right-to-die campaigner Marie Fleming has said in an interview with the Irish Examiner that he helped dozens of s(...)

Simon Coveney: ‘I think it is possible to design a solution that the city and county can live with’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, has said he maintains the view that local government structures in Cork are not de(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Charlie Flanagan, Frances Fitzgerald and James Reilly:  Fine Gael  employs 35 staff between its  headquarters and as part of its regional structure. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael has told its headquarters staff it is starting a programme of redundancies in anticipation of a huge drop in State funding after the genera(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives at Government Buildings for a reported Fine Gael meeting yesterday. Photograph: Sam boal/

The campaign was going badly wrong but the key message was not up for discussion. After all, the focus groups continued to like it. So began a confe(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Needless mistakes, like his disastrous “whingers” comment in the final weekend of the campaign, should not have been made. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Ireland of today is not the Ireland of 1997, nor 2007, and it is certainly not Britain or, more precisely, England in 2015. Yet, collectively, th(...)

This is heart attack territory for broadcasters. Hours of reporting on nothing much. Hours of it.   Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Count day. Early morning. TV3’s Alan Cantwell: “We’re going to the Taoiseach’s constituency now... Morning Fergal. Any of the party hacks able to tell(...)

FG’s Richard Bruton and Simon Coveney join candidate Kate O’Connell with their latest poster. photograph: barry cronin

Local Fine Gael organisers have been told to emphasise the strength of their ministerial team in the run-up to polling day as the party attempts to p(...)

Fine Gael Mark Kennelly: Kenny’s chief of staff in Government. He is the Taoiseach’s voice in many meetings, largely spending the campaign on the ro(...)

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