Peter Fitzpatrick: Former Fine Gael TD returns to the Dáil, this time as an Independent.

Peter Fitzpatrick, a former manager of the Louth Gaelic football team, is the first Independent to be elected a TD from the county since the 1930s. T(...)

Ged Nash: ‘I would be burying my head in the sand if I said it has been a great weekend for the [Labour] party; it hasn’t.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour’s Ged Nash, Fine Gael’s Fergus O’Dowd and Independent Peter Fitzpatrick won the remaining three seats in Louth edging out Fianna Fáil’s Declan (...)

County councillor Ruairi Ó Murchu  and former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams canvassing   in Dundalk, Co Louth. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sinn Féin’s canvassers, lit up on a grey January afternoon in their party-branded high-vis vests, are fanning out like ground troops across the Cox’s (...)

Former Mayo footballer and twice GAA All Star Alan Dillon is standing in the upcoming general election for Fine Gael. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Seamus Mallon was laid to rest on Monday, members of the local GAA club, O’Donovan Rossa Mullaghbrack, provided the guard of honour. The former d(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Last month’s Dáil motion of no confidence in  the Minister was defeated by the Government by 56 votes to 53. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The foundations underpinning the Fine Gael-led minority government of the 32nd Dáil were weak to begin with but have steadily been eroded in the four (...)

Independent TD Michael Lowry said he believes an election will be called before any debate can take place. Photograph: Collins Courts

Independent TD Michael Lowry has said he does not believe a mooted motion of no confidence in Minister for Health Simon Harris will go ahead, as he ex(...)

Christmas cheer:  Micheál Martin, Finian McGrath, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Mary Lou McDonald, Róisín Shortall and Shane Ross at the Oireachtas Christmas tree lights switching-on ceremony at Leinster House.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The numbers alternated slightly on the board that hangs in Seán Kyne’s office, but the Government Chief Whip’s calculations always pointed to a Govern(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Tom Honan

The Government is set for a majority of three in a Dáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy, according to latest estimates. (...)

Sean Fitzpatrick, former chairman of Anglo Irish Bank.

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick had his membership of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) revoked and was ordered to pay a fine of €(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy faces a vote of no confidence on Tuesday. File photograph: Tom Honan

Cork TD Dara Murphy who, it is anticipated, will resign his seat shortly to take up a position in the European Commission, is expected by Fine Gael to(...)

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