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A sign for the N20 is seen on the approach road to Limerick city. The Cork-Limerick motorway project has been estimated to cost €850 million.

A Government decision to allocate €1 million to a mid-term review of plans to upgrade the Cork-Limerick road to motorway status has been welcomed by r(...)

Brendan Howlin: “We do not believe that to serve in elected office renders us part of the elite or the establishment. Photograph: Eric Luke

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin will today implicitly criticise his British counterpart Jeremy Corbyn, warning that Labour in the UK is now “riven(...)

Social Democrats Catherine Murphy, Stephen Donnelly and Roisin Shortall during the 2016 election campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A member of the Social Democrats has expressed disappointment at the refusal of the Bishop of Cloyne to reverse a decision to drop him as a reader at (...)

Ken Curtin of the Social Democrats was told  by the administrator of St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh he was being removed from the Mass reader rota because of his party’s support for removing the Eighth Amendment on abortion, which gives equal rights to the mother and unborn child. File photograph: Socialdemocrats.ie

A Social Democrats election candidate who was dropped as a Mass reader at a Co Cork church because of the party’s support for repealing the Eighth Ame(...)

Eyeing the Labour Party leadership: Brendan Howlin (left) and Alan Kelly  attend the party’s annual James Connolly commemoration at Arbour Hill Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Labour leadership contender Alan Kelly is making a pitch over the heads of his Dáil colleagues and towards rank- and-file party members in his bid to(...)

New chief whip Regina Doherty speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s Oireachtas Reform Programme at the Dáil last March, with party members Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Eoghan Murphy  and David Stanton. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

At least 10 of the ministers of State to be named in coming days will not have held office before. The Cabinet is expected to approve the full comp(...)

Fine Gael party members Frances Fitzgerald, Leo Varadkar, Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is favourite to be appointed tánaiste by Enda Kenny if a Fine Gael-led minority government is put in place. M(...)

While Labour is cool on coalition, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have discussed the future of Irish Water and the charges

Opinion in the Labour Party has hardened against another coalition with Fine Gael, with strong indications that party members will reject such a propo(...)

A spokesman for Labour Party leader Joan Burton (above) has enumerated   three positions for the party: outright opposition, a new coalition, or a halfway point between these two positions, where Labour would facilitate or support a Fine Gael-led government from outside. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

These are difficult, uncertain days for the Labour Party. To the crushing disappointment of the general election result has been added not just a slo(...)

Labour TD Sean Sherlock said he had taken soundings on a daily basis from Labour Party members  and the clear view was the party should regroup in opposition rather than enter any coalition arrangement. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Labour TD has come out strongly against any move to re-enter coalition with Fine Gael to break the current impasse, saying he believed the party did(...)

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