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Prime Time editors decided they couldn’t and shouldn’t stage a head-to-head budget night-debate between Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath, above, and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Alan Betson

There was one small detail in the deluge of print and broadcast coverage following this week’s budget which illustrates the novel political context in(...)

 Minister  for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at a photocall to present Budget 2017 at Government Buildings. Photograph: Eric Luke

Covered in more paw prints than a Donald Trump tootsie. The lads spent all day and all night boasting about how much their hands were all over it. (...)

Rules are important. When their discipline vanishes, those who are expected to apply them and to obey them are left without a compass. That has alread(...)

Michael Creed, new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, with his son Oran, niece Hazel Healy and supporters. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Just after he was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1989, Michael Creed (52) was asked how he would like to be remembered when he left politics. “Whet(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: “I didn’t realise there was anything happening but as soon as I arrived [at the Dáil], I realised they had just had a meeting.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thirteen Independent men, good, strong and true, held a very important meeting on Thursday. And then they told the two women about it. It was all, (...)

Independent TDs (left to right) Noel Grealish, Mattie McGrath, Denis Naughten, Michael Harty and Michael Collins have confirmed they will be abstaining from today’s Dáil vote for taoiseach. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Two blocks of independent TDs have confirmed they will be abstaining from the Dáil vote for taoiseach on Wednesday. The Independent Alliance and a gr(...)

Ex-GAA goalkeeper Shane Curran is to run as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Roscommon-Galway constituency in the general election. File photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Former GAA goalkeeper Shane Curran is to run as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Roscommon-Galway constituency in the general election, The Irish Times (...)

 Neurologist  Prof Orla Hardiman: “I was horrified when I heard the news because I know just how much neurological conditions impact on individuals and their families, I see it every day.”       Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has ruled out any intervention in the row over the Department of the Environment’s decision to axe funding for 26 he(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly’s officials have been tasked with developing plans for the further roll-out of GP care.

The Government has insisted its plans to introduce free GP care for all are still on track, despite an embarrassing climbdown yesterday over discreti(...)

Independent TD Peadar Tóibín stressed the campaign would be open those from all political traditions and none. File Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A national ‘day of action’, with demonstrations in towns across the State, will take place in early April, as part of a new national campaign against (...)

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