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Tough choice? The IFA has proposed making breath-testing devices available to allow people test themselves the morning after a night of drinking, before they decide whether to  drive. File photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is examining the roll-out of community car schemes and assessing insurance costs for publicans to drive customers ho(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross, who has proposed the Bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael TDs will not have a free vote on controversial drink-driving legislation despite many of the members criticising the proposals. The party d(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has proposed an automatic ban for drivers caught over the legal limit of alcohol. Photograph: iStock

Fine Gael TDs and Senators will not have a free vote on controversial new drink driving legislation. The party met this evening in private to discuss(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will seek to introduce changes to Fine Gael’s rules at the party’s national conference in November.

Fine Gael is still basking from the glory of its new leader Leo Varadkar, but there is a growing sense that the Taoiseach is failing to capit(...)

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Central Mary Lou McDonald is likely to fight the next election as the party’s  leader if, as expected, Gerry Adams stands down in advance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Political parties are paying particular attention to four constituencies where the number of seats has changed for the next general election. The thr(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker speaks in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: EBS via AP

Jean-Claude Juncker blew a gasket in the European Parliament on Tuesday when hardly any MEPs turned up for a session reviewing Malta’s EU presidency. (...)

Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with new Ministers of State. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Hasn’t it always been thus? The fresh-faced new leader poses with his hand-picked ensemble cast on the steps of Government Buildings. The brand new (...)

Ireland’s next taoiseach:  Leo Varadkar arrives at the Fine Gael count on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buying pints on an early-summer evening in Dublin may have seemed a pleasant task, but it was work all the same. John Paul Phelan, the Fine Gael TD fo(...)

Fine Gael leadership candidates Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney debate  at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has said the Fine Gael leadership race should not descend into a popularity contest. The latest Irish Times/Ipsos (...)

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar  and Minister for Housing Simon Coveney will make a 10-minute address on Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has insisted he is not fearful of people deflecting from his campaign to Minister for Housing Simon Covene(...)

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