Election 2016

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Fine Gael’s gravy train continued to roll, but at a reduced pace, when Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced the names of 11 nominees to the Seanad. The appo(...)

Independents4Change is  made up of Clare Daly and  Mick Wallace (above), with  Tommy Broughan and Joan Collins. It  will align with Donegal TD Thomas Pringle and Galway West TD Catherine Connolly. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons.

At least three new technical groups will be formed for the Dáil term. A group of rural TDs will band together, while the Social Democrats and the Gr(...)

Labour Senator Denis Landy has criticised the delay in appointing Senators and delaying the sitting of the Seanad. He said it was “disrespectful” to the public that the Seanad has not sat in over three months. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to announce his 11 appointments to the Seanad today. Mr Kenny will appoint a number of failed general election candi(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin: “Most of the Labour Party are making the assumption I have made, which is that this outfit is not a long-term solution to a government.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has called a meeting of councillors and former candidates this weekend. On Saturday Mr Howlin will meet those who (...)

Former lord mayor of Dublin Christy Burke speaks at the monument to commemorate the victims of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in Dublin in May 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For the third time in eight years the Dáil has passed an all-party motion calling on the British government to allow an independent judge access to (...)

The first meeting of the budgetary committee is expected to take place in the coming days. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government has approved the establishment of two new committees designed to implement fundamental reform in the way the Dáil does its business. T(...)

Enda Kenny: Areas already identified by the Taoiseach include the preparation of a plan for housing in the first 100 days. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has asked his senior Ministers to outline a range of measures that can be completed within one year, with recognition in Governme(...)

One Fine Gael source said there may be a difference on what John Halligan believes he got for his Waterford constituency and what the party sees as its commitment to him. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Opposition deputy was surprised to see a number of missed calls and text messages on his phone from a Government TD. The Government TD, from the(...)

The fragility of the minority Government was exposed this week when Minister of State John Halligan said he would “probably” vote for a Sinn Féin moti(...)

File photograph of Feargal Quinn.

When I look back at my 23 years as a member of the Seanad, one of the things I really found frustrating was the way in which the government of the day(...)

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