Some Ministers believe Fine Gael can gain between seven and 13 seats in the next general election

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is being urged by his party to fight an election this year if Fianna Fáil does not commit to renewing the confidence and supply(...)

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall underneath a portrait of Daniel O’Connell with his living relatives as they are shown around Derrynane House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It had been threatening to rain all morning but the smudges of grey clouds began to clear over Bunavalla and the sun emerged, watery but welcome, just(...)

Seán Canney  left the Independent Alliance following a disagreement over the allocation of a junior ministerial post. Photograph: Collins

Galway East Independent TD Seán Canney is to step down as Assistant Government Whip, saying his remaining in the position had “become a distraction” f(...)

 Sean Canney: “Rotating means rotating. The deal was that the position was to be rotated”

Independent TD Sean Canney will not find out until next week if he is to keep his job as an assistant government whip – a position which comes with a (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly has compared the Government’s spend on advertorials for the national plan Ireland 2040 as ‘akin to something from the Third Reich’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Labour TD Alan Kelly has compared the Government’s spend on advertorials for the national plan Ireland 2040 as “akin to something from the Third Reich(...)

Project Ireland 2040: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launched the National Planning Framework and National Development Plan in Sligo. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sipo, the State’s ethics watchdog, has been asked to investigate if the Government’s publicity campaign to promote Project Ireland 2040 has broken rul(...)

Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

A group campaigning for the construction of a tidal barrier across Cork Harbour to prevent flooding in the city are to make a presentation on Wednesda(...)

The Irish Army building a replacement road bridge on the main Carndonagh to Quigley’s Point road in Donegal after the original bridge was destroyed in last week’s floods. Photograph:  Margaret McLaughlin

Hughie Devlin watched on as engineers from the Defence Forces worked to install a Bailey bridge across the river Cabry in Co Donegal this week. It is(...)

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