Micheál Martin

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at the announcement of the new Cabinet at Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The new Government will immediately face the economic reckoning from the first phase of the coronavirus crisis. Soaring unemployment and the threat f(...)

‘I ask people to bear in mind that this is a virus that did not exist three or four months ago. It did not have a name two months ago.’

Two weeks on from their alarming surge of Covid-19 related sanctimony and self-importance, a much subdued cohort of confirmed Government cases returne(...)

The Green Party’s 12 TDs and its Senator are pictured at  Leinster House last week. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Suddenly the Greens are the hottest date in town. Eamon Ryan’s phone hasn’t stopped ringing since the election. Everyone wants a piece of him. On Mon(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaking to media in Cabra, Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has retrenched his position on not holding talks with Sinn Féin in a phone call with the party’s leader Mary Lou McD(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attends a Cabinet meeting at the Marino Institute before meeting with the Fianna Fáil leader. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin left their parties and the wider Dáil in suspense over the timing of the general election(...)

Micheál Martin says some politicians were ‘playing the race card’ because they think it will work in their favour. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Immigration is not a main issue being raised on the doorsteps to those canvassing for next week’s byelections, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has s(...)

Timmy Dooley, who with Niall Collins has stood down from the party’s frontbench pending the outcome of an investigation. Photograph: James Forde

Penalties should be introduced for TDs who abuse the electronic voting system in the Dáil and a new system of verifying votes should be introduced, a (...)

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Which way to The Ploughing? “Turn right and follow the signpost for the Fighting Cocks.” This sounded promising. The organisers must have had high h(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Thursday in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has apologised for offending Catholic priests when he compared Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to “a secretly sinning priest”(...)

An Post says it is consolidating and reducing its letter processing capacity in line with global industry trends. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Post has been accused of making a strategic mistake following its decision to close the Little Island mail centre in Co Cork with the loss of 216 j(...)

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