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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been  clear that a third party is needed, not just Independents, to form a new government. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It has almost become a ritual at this stage: a dull paragraph landing in inboxes midweek to report the latest turn of the wheel in the slow bicycle ra(...)

Green leader Eamon Ryan and the parliamentary party held a videoconference meeting on Wednesday. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Greens say they have not changed their position on a national unity government and will continue to pursue an all-party administration to deal wit(...)

Alan Kelly expressed a view that was in line with the ‘thrust’ of the general attitude of the meeting, according to a source. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A private meeting of Labour TDs has reiterated the party’s position that it should go into opposition rather than enter government. The six party TDs(...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he believed he had a “strong campaign” and that there was momentum behind his campaign before it was halted by the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: Frank Miller

The new leader of the Labour Party will be elected on Friday evening after votes are counted by video link due to the coronavirus crisis. The party h(...)

 Duncan Smith: “I don’t think at this point we should go into government, and it doesn’t change the mandate we got in February.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Supporters of Labour leadership contender Alan Kelly are split on whether the party should enter government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in the week(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan with colleagues outside Leinster House. Photograph: Aiden Crawley

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has proposed that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Minister for Health Simon Harri(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: ‘In moments like this you just have to step up to the plate.’ Photograph: Fran Veale

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said government formation talks must be expedited as he suggested a coalition could be formed with Fine Gael eve(...)

Knees up: Fianna Fáil Senator Diarmuid Wilson gets a friendly knee from Labour’s Alan Kelly  on the Plinth on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

In the middle of a national health crisis no less, a senior politician currently contesting his party’s leadership was clearly observed doing the Huck(...)

Labour leadership condenders  Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (left) and Alan Kelly. File image: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Labour Party’s two leadership contenders have left the door open for possible participation in the latter stages of government-formation, if a new(...)

Dublin City Council said it would not go ahead  with the planned transfer of lands for the redevelopment of James McSweeney House, a senior citizens’ complex on Berkeley Street, to Cabhru Housing Association Services,  until recently known as the Catholic Housing Aid Society (Chas). File photograph: Google Street View

A well-known housing charity, which provides homes for senior citizens in Dublin, is under investigation by Dublin City Council amid claims against th(...)

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