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Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “The contradiction means that a Taoiseach elected in 2011 with a mandate for change so huge he could have done anything, leaves having altered little.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Politics has a clear set of goals in theory but is a paradox in practice. Political language, as George Orwell noted, is “to give an appearance of sol(...)

 Molly Keane with Sally Phipps’s godfather  John Gielgud,  c1930. Photograph courtesy  of Waterford County Museum

In 1945 Elizabeth Bowen wrote to her lover Charles Ritchie that “The people I was staying with – Bobby and Molly Keane – have the most heavenly child (...)

A settlement agreement between former Fine Gael TD John Perry, his wife Marie and Danske Bank over a €2.47 million judgment obtained against the couple has broken down, the Commercial Court has heard. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A settlement agreement between former Fine Gael TD John Perry, his wife Marie and Danske Bank over a €2.47 million judgment obtained against the coupl(...)

Áine Collins TD: not the time for a leadership contest but she said the “whingers” comment by Taoiseach Enda Kenny did the party some damage

A number of former Fine Gael TDs have criticised the party’s general election campaign. Former minister for justice Alan Shatter said the communicati(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Eamon Scanlon.

Fianna Fáil has won two seats in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency where in the last election they took none. Senator Marc MacSharry topped the poll an(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a general election canvassing stop at Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

If you follow a political leader around enough on a campaign trail, you find certain words, phrases, even speeches have a habit of repeating themselve(...)

Fine Gael may review the procedures it uses for selecting election candidates in light of a court case taken by former minister of state John Perry. Mr Perry threatened to call Taoiseach Enda Kenny as a witness during the proceedings.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael may review the procedures it uses for selecting election candidates in light of a court case taken by former minister of state John Perry. (...)

Fine Gael TD John Perry  canvassing in Sligo. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Scuttling around Sligo town in his pinstripes and polished brown shoes and speaking in his distinctive voice that sounds like an agitated bee captured(...)

Mick Wallace is facing an application in the Commercial Court for a €2 million summary judgment from the Promontoria (Aran) Ltd fund. Photograph: Eric Luke

A former government minister and an entire Dáil committee are among the names featuring in the Four Courts lists in the opening law term of 2016. W(...)

Fine Gael general secretary Tom Curran. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has full confidence in Fine Gael general secretary Tom Curran following the addition of John Perry to an election ticket, Mr Kenn(...)

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