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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar holds eight-month-old Ella Truell at the launch of the Fine Gael general election campaign at Combilift in Annahagh, Co Monaghan on Wednesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael Ministers claimed Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted to manage the next phase of the Brexit process as they launched t(...)

In the manner of WikiLeaks and the Pentagon Papers, The Irish Times has obtained copies of Irish political leaders’ letters to Santa. Photograph: iStock/Getty

In the manner of WikiLeaks and the Pentagon Papers, The Irish Times has obtained copies of Irish political leaders’ letters to Santa, which we now pub(...)

Though Leo Varadkar played Brexit cannily, he spent much of 2019 under domestic pressure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is only one candidate for the story of 2019 in Irish politics: Brexit dominated everything. So much did Irish politics progress in the shadow of(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Lisa Chambers has previously apologised for mistakenly voting for Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins, who was not in the Dáil chamber. Photograph: Fran Veale for The Irish Times

Fine Gael has complained to the Dáil members’ interests committee about Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers following reports that she may have voted for her(...)

The controversy first emerged when Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins voted six times for colleague Timmy Dooley, above, while he was absent from the chamber during Dáil votes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Four Fianna Fáil TDs are likely to avoid suspension from the Dáil over the controversy in relation to irregular voting practices, it has emerged. The(...)

Sectors such as fruit picking are seen as the most likely beneficiaries of the proposed new system. Photograph: iStock

The Republic is an “outlier” in Europe because it has no system for granting seasonal employment permits for foreign workers in sectors such as fruit (...)

Mayo TD Lisa Chambers said she had learned from her mistakes and ‘I am genuinely sorry’.

The four Fianna Fáil TDs involved in the controversy over voting have apologised in the Dáil. They expressed their regret in turn after Ceann Comhair(...)

Clare TD Timmy Dooley and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A week of tribal mud-slinging in Leinster House ended as it began, with Fianna Fáil struggling to defend the conduct of some of its senior TDs, and Fi(...)

Fianna Fáil TDs Niall Collins and Timmy Dooley are being investigated over a series of votes last week. Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil TDs Niall Collins and Timmy Dooley could each face a 30-day suspension from the Dáil if they are found to have breached voting rules by th(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl has ordered an investigation into the circumstances in which Niall Collins voted six times on behalf of his front bench colleague Timmy Dooley (above) who was not in the Dáil chamber when the electronic votes were recorded last Thursday. Photograph: James Forde

The irresponsible behaviour of senior members of the Fianna Fáil front bench who abused the voting system in the Dáil has created a severe embarrassme(...)

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