Alan Farrell

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Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has spoken 93 times across the Dáil and committees in the past year. His brother Danny Healy-Rae has spoken 107 times. Photograph: Alan Betson

The results of the general election had barely trickled in when party leaders began promising radical reform of politics in Ireland. It was (...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney at Sheridan Park in Cork to launch a €100m social housing project. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Fine Gael leadership contender Simon Coveney has called for calm in the party and again said Taoiseach Enda Kenny should be given time to plan his ow(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny is under renewed pressure over his leadership of Fine Gael. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party has told the party’s TDs and Senators to show respect to Taoiseach Enda Kenny. In an email to TDs a(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe while  canvassing for Fine Gael candidate Gabrielle McFadden in the Longford-Westmeath byelection in 2014. Photograph: Séamus Kiernan/Westmeath Topic

To those who know him, Enda Kenny’s demeanour over the past week has been recognisable but not familiar. He looked tired and low, at times seeming as(...)

TD Pat Deering said it was “way off the mark” for the Taoiseach to decline to rule out a future coalition with Sinn Féin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael TDs are likely to discuss Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s statement about a possible coalition with Sinn Féin at next week’s parliamentary party meet(...)

When asked whether he was looking forward to the election campaign, one of Enda Kenny’s stock responses was: “I’m f****ng dying for road.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Good morning, the digest this morning is a little different. We have asked each of the four contributors to choose their favourite piece from the dige(...)

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis: In   a  letter from Mr Ellis and Martin Ferris, they allege Alan  Farrell   defamed the two of them by associating them with the murder of Brian Stack.    Photograph: Alan Betson

A decision on a complaint that Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell abused Dáil privilege by suggesting two Sinn Féin TDs might have information about the murde(...)

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell: Committee on Procedure and Privileges will  consider if his intervention breached  rules of the House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Complaints about Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell breaching parliamentary privilege when he made allegations about two Sinn Féin TDs are to be considered by (...)

Austin Stack (left), son of Brian Stack, a prison officer murdered in 1983, confronts Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a press conference in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

As always, Sinn Féin rallies around its leader when the past comes back to dog Gerry Adams but there is an awareness that numerous and recurring cont(...)

Enda Kenny with Gerry Adams at the switching on of Christmas lights at Leinster House. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has sought to put further pressure on Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams by urging him to reveal the name of the man who drove the s(...)

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