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Senator Rónán Mullen presents an Easter chicken to Senator Michelle Mulherin outside Leinster House. Photograph: John Mc Elroy.

Hot on the heels of the cuckoo comes Rónán Mullen and his chickens. It is a sure sign that Easter is on the way when the Galway Senator arrives in Le(...)

 Fine Gael chief whip Regina Doherty has said her party’s past attempt to implement water charges was ‘a cock-up’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fine Gael chief whip Regina Doherty has said her party’s past attempt to implement water charges was “a cock-up”. Speaking on RTÉ Radio One’s Saturda(...)

‘Unless the relationship is put back together by Micheál Martin and the next leader of Fine Gael, we are sliding towards a general election.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, which underpins the minority Government and enables it to function, is falling (...)

Nóirín O’Sullivan: ‘If there are people who have found to have erred, or deliberate wrongdoing, yes there will be sanctions.’

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Oireachtas Justice Committee on Wednesday to answer questions on the latest controversy to hi(...)

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell. A Dáil committee has found that Mr Farrell did not abuse Dáil privilege.

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell did not abuse Dáil privilege when he linked two Sinn Féin TDs to the murder of prison officer Brian Stack, a Dáil committee (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Bloomberg headquarters: “I’ve a number of immediate priorities on my desk when I arrive back tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock and I intend to start working on those.”   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the restoration of the Northern Executive and the agreement of an EU position for the Brexit negotiations “take preceden(...)

Fine Gael members of  committee believe  wording of  final report implies wrongdoing on  part of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fine Gael members of a Dáil committee examining the sale of the Project Eagle portfolio by Nama, the National Asset Management Agency, have dissented(...)

Brian Stack who was chief prison officer at Portlaoise Prison when he was shot in 1983.

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell may have made defamatory comments when he linked two Sinn Féin TDs to the murder of prison officer Brian Stack, the parliame(...)

Michael Noonan: draft report critical of his meeting with representatives from the bidders Cerberus the day before the process ended. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Fine Gael TDs are insisting that criticism of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan contained in an Oireachtas report examining the sale of Project Eagl(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney:  said he would not sign or introduce a Bill that brought forward measures he believed to be illegal.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fine Gael has ruled out facilitating any legislation from Opposition parties to completely abolish water charges. Minister for Housing Simon Coveney(...)

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