Election 2016

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Micheal Fitzmaurice speaks on his mobile phone at Lenister House on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The  Irish Times.

It was, as the Duke of Wellington reflected after his victory at the Battle of Waterloo, a damn close run thing. The Iron Duke’s Dublin residence sta(...)

Re-elected taoiseach Enda Kenny adresses the house 2:00

Enda Kenny adresses the house after being voted in by 59 to 49 as Taoiseach the first Fine Gael leader to be appointed for a 2nd term, he said he woul(...)

Enda Kenny re-elected as Taoiseach to the 32nd Dail 1:11

After tense last minute negotiations with the Independent Alliance, Fine Gael are in Government for the 32nd Dáil. Pat Leahy reports.

Joan Burton: 'this new government arrangement is a charade' 1:44

The Labour party will be voting against Enda Kenny’s nomination as taoiseach, says Joan Burton. She attacks Fianna Fail for its position on water char(...)

The 32nd Dáil: here's how it all came together 4:18

The negotiations to form the 32nd Dáil have been the longest in the history of the state. Successful on the fourth count, Enda Kenny becomes the only (...)

Michael Fitzmaurice, a former chair of the Turf-Cutters’ Association, has outstanding issues and was arguing against the tide of EU habitats directives on turf-cutting. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Is it going to happen today, finally? The vote for the nomination of taoiseach (the fourth vote) is scheduled for 12pm. Will it finally happen? Well (...)

Enda Kenny has shuffled his ministerial pack and appointed a number of TDs as Ministers for the first time in his Fine Gael-Independent minority gover(...)

Although the document is decidedly social in its tone, its abundant promises still cost money

After a tortuous negotiation, Fine Gael seems finally to be on the cusp of a deal to take command of a minority administration backed by Independents (...)

Independent TD Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran pictured outside government buildings on Thursday night. Mr Moran is set to support Fine Gael. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The six members of the Independent Alliance and up to three TDs in the rural alliances are set to support a Fine Gael-led minority government. A tent(...)

Brendan Howlin:  Possible that existing Public Priveate Partnerships would be reclassified on balance sheet – which would have a major budgetary impact. Photograph: The Irish Times

The resources available to the next government may be significantly curtailed because of a European agency move that could put projects developed thro(...)

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