Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin outside Leinster House this week. Cork South West’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony downplayed suggestions of rival groupings emerging but said the “mixed views” had to be heard. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil TDs who are against changing Ireland’s abortion laws are demanding that their voices be heard in the referendum campaign as divisions open(...)

Fianna Fáil’s spokeswoman on disability called on Tusla to ‘get its act together’ regarding  services for children with disabilities.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) and the Irish Foster Care Association have welcomed acceptance by Tusla of the Omb(...)

The proposed boundary represented a compromise as it excluded Carrigtwohill and Little island which had also been recommended for inclusion in a report

Legislation allowing Cork city to expand to become a city of 200,000 will be passed in Dáil Éireann later this year, a close confidante of Fianna Fáil(...)

Mattie McGrath: “Members of the public are coming to us asking to join because they feel let down by other parties.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Plans are at an advanced stage for the creation of an informal political group to promote rural issues and an anti-abortion message, according to Inde(...)

Sign language users will soon be able to access State services in their native language. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Dáil has passed legislation giving State recognition to sign language used by the deaf. It will now be designated as a native and independent la(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits St Laurence O’Toole girls’ national school in Seville Place, Dublin, on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael’s future in the post-Enda era was much discussed at the Mayo GAA senior players’ inaugural Christmas lunch in the Shelbourne Hotel. The bal(...)

A graphic showing the proposals for the expansion of Cork city. Photograph: Irish Times graphics

The proposed expansion of Cork city could have as devastating effect on rural communities in Co Cork as Brexit could have on the Irish economy, Michae(...)

President Michael D Higgins visits the under 40 horse plough competition on the opening day of the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co Offaly. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins Photo Agency

Isn’t it sweet the way Michael D Higgins goes all coy and bashful when asked if he fancies a second term as President? On Tuesday at the Ploughing Ch(...)

Is Stephen Donnelly in danger of becoming Fianna Fáil’s version of George Lee? File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fewer politicians than usual turned out for this year’s Independence Day celebrations at the US ambassador’s residence in the Phoenix Park on Thursday(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace said he had received information which showed a young woman, known as “Ann”, was making day visits to the home until 2015.

A foster home at the centre of allegations about the abuse of the intellectually disabled woman “Grace” cared for other children until 2015, the Dáil (...)

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