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Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

President Michael D  Higgins presents new Ministers with their Seal of Office on Saturday night.

Sweeping changes to Ministerial roles have been introduced as Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan appoin(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing on Friday, outside Fine Gael headquarters in Dublin, that the party’s members had voted in favour of the programme for government. Photograph: Damien Eagers/PA Wire

The make-up of the new Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Party Cabinet will be keenly watched, with work not yet fully completed on the exact structures of (...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan before government-formation talks at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Green Party is set to have four TDs at the cabinet table if the party approves the programme for government today and the coalition is formed over(...)

 Katherine Zappone: Many TDs thanked her for her work during her term of office

“Aah, sod this for a game of soldiers. The sun is shining and there’s a cold drink waitin’ with my name on it. I’m outta here!” And with a devil-may-(...)

 The Health Information and Quality Authority said it is  reviewing international evidence on the effectiveness of face masks at reducing the transmission of respiratory viruses in the community.  Photograph: Reuters/Massimo Pinca

Pressure has increased on the Government to require that face masks be worn routinely by the public to contain the Covid-19 virus, in line with a chan(...)

FF leader Micheál Martin introduced rules in 2012 which stipulate that a draft programme for government must be voted on at a special ardfheis. Photograph: Henry Nicholls

The Fianna Fáil executive, comprising about 80 people, can make a decision on whether the party enters government with Fine Gael if a special ard fhei(...)

Éamon Ó Cuív: “The options have been artificially narrowed.”

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has said there is serious disquiet in the party about entering into a four to five year government arrange(...)

Lynn Boylan: former Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin is one of the party’s seven candidates in the Seanad elections. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin Lynn Boylan has been selected as one of the party’s candidates in the Seanad elections ahead of the noon deadline on M(...)

Minister of State Sean Kyne. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has appointed Minister of State Sean Kyne to the Seanad to fill the vacancy left by Frankie Feighan who was elected to the Dáil(...)

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