Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty has said the issue of who is given the jobs portfolio should be about policy and not personality. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty has said the issue of who is given the jobs portfolio should be about policy and not personality. Ms Doherty, who has been(...)

Clare Labour TD Michael McNamara said he will not  take instruction from some “unelected general secretary”.

A Labour backbencher has reacted angrily to Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton’s desire to appoint a political “big beast” to the position of (...)

Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell.

The judge chairing the inquiry into taped telephone calls at Garda stations should be asked if his work could be prejudiced by the Department of Justi(...)

Clare Labour TD Michael McNamara (40) has demanded an immediate alteration of the party frontbench age profile. “There has to be a change - not just rearranging the deck chairs - a fundamental change in generation of the leadership of the Labour Party and also its focus and directio.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The call for a “fundamental change in generation” of the Labour Party leadership has evaporated pretty quickly. Last week, one of the “gang of eight” (...)

Pierse Contracting, then employing 109 people, was wound up in November 2010 with a deficit of €212 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Four former directors of Pierse Contracting, once Ireland’s third-largest building contractor, are men of honesty and integrity who believed they wer(...)

Clockwise from top left: Alan Kelly, Dominic Hannigan, Arthur Spring, Brendan Howlin, Alex White. Centre: Joan Burton.

Joan Burton: The Dublin West TD is the early favourite, and was quick out of the traps on Monday, canvassing backbenchers for support almost immediate(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin hinted this morning he would bid for the vacant Labour Party leadership. Eamon Gilmore annou(...)

Eamon Gilmore speaking at a press conference in Iveagh House, Dublin, this afternoon, during which he announced his resignation as Labour Party leader: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Eamon Gilmore has announced his resignation as Labour leader in the wake of huge losses for his party at the local and European elections. Mr Gilmore,(...)

Brendan Howlin:  Clare deputy Michael McNamara said the entire front bench of the Labour Party “has failed and needs to go en masse, with the exception of Brendan Howlin”.

A Labour TD has said most of the party’s frontbench should resign, while others have expressed unease about the party’s direction. The Clare deputy M(...)

 Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore with European election candidate Emer Costello:  the party’s candidates are beaten dockets in the three Euro constituencies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There’s no glossing over the fact that this has been a terrible election for Labour. It has taken a drubbing almost comparable to that taken by Fianna(...)

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