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Willie Penrose: ‘I don’t bother with Twitter, Facebook or any of that nonsense.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Much has changed for our TDs when compared to their predecessors of years ago. Voters are now more demanding, cynical and are ruthless in consigning (...)

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer: ‘I’m one of the most popular guys in Ireland.’ Photograph: AP

Donald Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer has claimed to be “one of the most popular guys in Ireland” and said he was considering paid appeara(...)

 Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A group of Fianna Fáil TDs, including members of Micheál Martin’s front bench, have said the party should be open to coalition with Sinn Féin. Their(...)

Mary Mitchell  O’Connor declined a role in the Department of Justice with responsibility for equality and law reform.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is facing criticism from key supporters for refusing to make radical changes to the Cabinet. Mr Varadkar was strongly criticis(...)

The growth of polluting microplastics in the Irish environment has been confirmed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency has publis(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar, who has a commanding lead in the Fine Gael leadership contest so far. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than one-third of Fine Gael members eligible to vote in the party’s leadership contest are based in Minister for Housing Simon Coveney’s Munster (...)

Simon Coveney said to be in ‘good spirits’

Supporters of Fine Gael leadership candidate Simon Coveney have said the contest to succeed Enda Kenny is “not over” despite Leo Varadkar’s huge lead.(...)

David Davin-Power at the 2009 Fianna Fáil ard fheis

The Dáil is still in Easter recess but when hostilities resume on Tuesday, a familiar figure will be absent from Leinster House. David Davin-Power, (...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has secured a commitment from his seven TDs that they will all stand again. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For the past few weeks, Ken O’Connell, Sinn Féin’s political director, has been travelling the country ensuring his party is election-ready, from chec(...)

Former minister for children James Reilly was referred to gardaí by the Standard in Public Office Commission for failing to give  proof that an excess donation was returned. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

On November 25th, 2016, the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) sent 66 files to Garda Headquarters concerning the candidates who had failed(...)

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