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Broadband wholesaler Siro and telecoms group Vodafone aim to supercharge businesses in Cavan with the launch of a new “gigabit hub”. The hub provides(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney and British foreign secretary  Boris Johnson in Dublin  discussing  Brexit. The job of governing the country enters a strange limbo land during an election.  Photograph:  EPA/Aidan Crawley

There is rarely a good time to have a general election. But the plunge into a political crisis right now is particularly unfortunate. There is a lot o(...)

Leinster House. The politics of pragmatism requires a clear-headed view of priorities. In recent days the priorities on view have been partisan advantage, ego and bloody-mindedness

The collapse of the confidence and supply agreement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil – and the sudden prospect of a general election – represents a c(...)

Michael D Higgins: If the President was to decline a request for an election, the Taoiseach would be forced to resign.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Politicians in Leinster House are already playing the blame game for an unwanted election, but all sides might be well advised to take a deep breath, (...)

Leo Varadkar: Fianna Fáil had signalled to him  on Tuesday that the email to Fitzgerald represented a very big problem. Photograph: Getty Images

The week in politics has its own rhythm. Monday is quiet, Tuesday and Wednesday are long busy days, and things calm down on Thursday as Dáil business (...)

Leinster House. The deal which underpins the minority Government does not expire until late next year, and picking a moment to go to the polls before then must be finely judged

One principle, more than others, has guided senior Fianna Fáil figures during difficult moments for the confidence and supply deal it struck with Fine(...)

Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin in the grounds of Government Buildings . Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Some within the political establishment will wake up this morning and pinch themselves in the hope of finding they have spent the last few days in a f(...)

Political crisis: Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald leaving Government Buildings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Que sera, sera – it may be an election that nobody wants but if it comes to pass both the political parties and the officials charged with ensuring it(...)

Donal Creed

Warm tributes have been paid from across the political spectrum to former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Donal Creed who has died at the age of 93(...)

General election: Fianna Fáil claims Frances Fitzgerald (left), who was minister for justice between 2014 and 2016, was aware of a campaign by the legal team of the former Garda commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan (right) to undermine the whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is facing a general election within the next month after Fianna Fáil tabled a no-confidence motion in the Tánaiste. It alleges that Frances F(...)

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