Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny will meet Micheál Martin after the Dáil vote for taoiseach. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin are to meet today to begin negotiations on the formation of a government. Mr Kenny (...)

The Fine Gael leader  presented  15 Independent TDs with a policy paper outlining his party’s 16 priorities in Government. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny has presented Independent TDs with a policy paper outlining Fine Gael’s top priorities in government, including appointing(...)

Frank Masterson placing his protest placards at the meeting in the Killeshin Hotel on Saturday. Photograph: Conor Pope/The Irish Times

“I can’t say this in my voice because I will cry,” the hastily scribbled note started. “But I have decided that the day they come to evict me I will h(...)

Michael Healy-Rae: Independent TD survived a seven-hour talks marathon on heavy-duty painkillers after being attacked and injured by a calving cow on his farm last weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Another Good Friday agreement was always too much to hope for, but it would be nice if the government negotiations could finish in time for the summer(...)

James Bannon and Willie Penrose at the Longford-Westmeath election count in Kenagh, Longford. Photograph: Michelle Ghee.

Longford-Westmeath returning officer Imelda Brannigan has announced that the count is continuing, Speaking just after midnight, in the first update a(...)

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