Marc Macsharry

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A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

Jim O’Callaghan: he knows that the voters would not look kindly on an old-style Fianna Fáil heave three months after the party returned to government

Brace yourself. The country – and its Government – face a difficult few weeks ahead as new restrictions are introduced to control the wave of infectio(...)

Gardaí passing a closed pub in Temple Bar, Dublin. File photograph: Leah Farrell/

And now for the tricky bit. After months of national solidarity during an abrupt but clearly defined lockdown, followed by a summer lull when transm(...)

Marc MacSharry: ‘Not getting into individual cases because they are far too numerous to mention.’

The State’s ethics watchdog has expressed pride in the work of its “professional and dedicated staff” after it emerged that it was the agency cited by(...)

Passengers at the Departure Gates at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Let me see if I’ve got this right. Someone – because it’s all so Monty Pythonesque, let’s call her Judith – who is on the pandemic unemployment paymen(...)

(From left) Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, Taoiseach Micheál Martin and First Minister Arlene Foster at a press confrerence at Dublin Castle for the first summit of the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) since before Northern Ireland’s powersharing administration collapsed. Photograph: PA

A plan to ensure that information in passenger locator forms for those flying into Ireland are shared more effectively between North and South was dis(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry alleged State employees were opportunistic in using the crisis ‘to do nothing’. File photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he does not agree with party colleague Marc MacSharry’s comments accusing public servants of using the Covid-19 cris(...)

  Marc MacSharry: Some public servants are  using the Covid-19 crisis as an excuse to “lie on the couch and watch box sets” . File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Senior public servants have called on a Fianna Fáil TD to apologise and withdraw his comments which accused public servants of using the Covid-19 cris(...)

Irish MEP Mick Wallace has written to the presidents of both Uefa and Fifa over the governance of the FAI. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Irish MEP Mick Wallace has written to the presidents of both Fifa and Uefa asking them to intervene in the ongoing controversy over the proposal to ha(...)

FAI independent chairman Roy Barrett has contested the claim that the association’s leadership had not sought approval from the Sports council for the organisation to agree the financial elements of the Memorandum of Understanding. File photograph: Inpho

FAI independent chair Roy Barrett has hit back at Fianna Fail TD Marc MacSharry for his use of Dáil privilege to criticise the current leadership of t(...)

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