Election 2016

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Fine Gael  has been criticised for seeking to re-open nominations for the position because it missed the deadline.

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty has defended Fine Gael’s position on the election of the Leas Ceann Comhairle. The party has been criticised for(...)

“I stood my ground for a principle,” says Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice after leaving the Independent Alliance. Photograph: The Irish Times

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice says he will not “sell himself” for a job as he leaves the Independent Alliance over the issue of turf-cutting. (...)

Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. File  photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will need one essential piece of kit with him when making his final decisions on who he will appoint as Ministers of State. And t(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Kennedy centre in Washington, the US. Photograph: Marty Katz

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is justified in his plans to serve a full term in office despite Fine Gael’s performance in February’s general electi(...)

John McGuinness: his repeated criticisms of Micheál Martin stung due to the perceived weakness of his leadership. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In the long five years between Fianna Fáil’s nadir of 20 seats at the 2011 general election to its comeback in February, Micheál Martin had many criti(...)

Michael Fitzmaurice: “I intend to support the Government on votes which I feel will benefit society at large.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Independent TD for Galway Roscommon Michael Fitzmaurice TD has announced that he is leaving the Independent Alliance. Mr Fitzmaurice was the only me(...)

Outspoken Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness has been left off the party frontbench. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has left outspoken TD John McGuinness off the party frontbench and is unlikely to reappoint him to his previous posi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is  unveiling his frontbench this afternoon. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has unveiled his frontbench for the 32nd Dáil. There are 17 male deputies and five female politicians in the in the (...)

The Fine Gael-led  Government will be forced to proceed with legislation designed to reduce mortgage rates even though Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has warned the legislation contains serious flaws. File photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The Fine Gael-led minority Government will be forced to proceed with legislation designed to reduce mortgage rates even though Minister for Finance Mi(...)

 Independent TD’s  Noel Grealish, Denis Naughten,Mattie McGrath,Michael Harty, Michael Collins. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Let’s get this straight. In 2012, about 1,500 children never made it from primary to secondary school. This was among the few facts to emerge in the(...)

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