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Senator Al Franken and actor Sarah Silverman  during the first day of the Democratic National Convention  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Turning Philly green There are plenty of Irish here in Philadelphia, notably Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. She attended a reception for the Irish com(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the turning of the sod at the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar. Photo: Alison Laredo

Maria Bailey Dún Laoghaire I wouldn’t be supportive of the calls for him to stand aside by September. The most important thing is for us to foc(...)

 Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar are two of the leading candidates to replace Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader. Photograph: Collins

Recent weeks have seen anxious Fine Gael backbenchers approach some of the party’s leadership contenders, and those around them, and question whether(...)

Concerns have been raised about the cost for older families and how a system which was supposed to save money for 80% cent of families has left the majority paying more. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is to warn waste management companies it will issue regulations on them if refuse charges continue to increase. Minister for Housing S(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl said there had been a “very significant delay”  in electing a leas cheann comhairle, and it was now a matter for party whips to discuss how to move forward.

MARIE O’HALLORAN Ceann comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has urged his Dáil colleagues to deal speedily with the nomination of a leas cheann comhairle follow(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher (left) and Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan who were both defeated in a vote for Leas Cheann Comhairle

No Leas Cheann Comhairle has been elected despite votes for four candidates in the Dáil on Thursday. Sinn Féin nominee Sean Crowe was defeated by 106(...)

By appointing 18 junior ministers, Enda Kenny has stretched the toleration point to its limits, and possibly beyond. All the more so because 15 of the Ministers of State are from his own party, Fine Gael. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As Taoiseach Enda Kenny reeled off the list of new Ministers of State in the Dáil on Thursday evening, it wasn’t the individual names that commanded m(...)

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(...)

Enda Kenny: deciding who to appoint  to the Upper House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is understood to be considering appointing Independent Averil Power to the Seanad. Mr Kenny has the power to select 11 candidate(...)

  Pat Deering: “It’ll be perceived, rightly or wrongly, as power at all costs and the re-election of Enda at all costs.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Suspending water charges could be seen as Fine Gael and Enda Kenny seeking to hold on to power “at all costs”, a party backbencher said last night. (...)

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