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Against expectations, former Dublin Bay South TD Kate O’Connell has been excluded from the nominations to run for Fine Gael in the Seanad election which takes place next month. File photograph: Eric Luke

An internal Green Party row over the selection process for Seanad election nominees has delayed the announcement of its candidates for the vocational (...)

Outgoing Minister of State Michael D’Arcy says Fine Gael being in government for nine years and seeking a third term made it a ‘tough campaign’ for the party. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The biggest issue that Fine Gael faced during the election campaign was its inability to counter Sinn Féin’s promise to return the State pension age t(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks to media outside the European Financial Forum 2020 at Dublin Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

There’s “no dressing it up” that the election was a “bad day for Fine Gael”, party leader Leo Varadkar has said. In an email to party members on Thur(...)

Gillian Byrne, CE supervisor. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Hundreds of community employment (CE) scheme supervisors are to hold a one-day strike on Friday over access to a pension scheme. The supervisors will(...)

 Catherine Byrne, Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy: her seat is seen as the most vulnerable.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The results of the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll, if reflected on polling day this Saturday, would mean significant seat losses for Fine (...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and junior minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran at the Magazine Fort in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) Kevin “Boxer” Moran has said he will run as an Independent candidate in the imminent general el(...)

Insurance Ireland has named Moyagh Murdock, currently chief executive of the Road Safety Authority, as its next chief executive, effective from March.

Insurance Ireland has named Moyagh Murdock, currently head of the Road Safety Authority, as its next chief executive, effective from March. “This is (...)

The new year could see the closures of hundreds of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops across the country.  Photograph: Getty Images.

The new year could see the closures of hundreds of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops across the country as four of the companies offering insurance (...)

Dublin Bay South TD Kate O’Connell told a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party that ordinary Irish people were not seeing changes in their insurance premiums despite promised action by the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Fine Gael TD has told a private party meeting that ordinary Irish people are not seeing a change in their insurance premiums despite promised actio(...)

The Co Kildare club, which has produced top level players including Ireland international Joey Carbery, has said it was now under “serious threat”.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The 140-year-old Athy Rugby Club is facing an uncertain future as it struggles to find an insurance provider, it has confirmed. The Co Kildare club,(...)

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