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Micheál Martin didn’t walk, but floated along the corridors

Micheál Martin

Irish Water threat to Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil deal

Taoiseach says utility has to stay, but sources say compromise may be possible<p>Thu, Mar 3, 2016, 01:00 Updated: Thu, Mar 3, 2016, 08:24<p>Video<br>• Images<p>Enda …

Fine Gael

RTÉ, Green Party to pay own costs in debate case

The High Court has ruled that each side in the case taken by a trustee of the Green Party against RTÉ over a televised leaders' debate should pay its …

Labour just had the worst election in its 104-year history

THE IRISH LABOUR party just had the worst general election in its history, five years after its best ever.<p>The party saw its representation in our …

Social Democrats (Ireland)

2 FF candidates interested in Ceann Comhairle role

Two members of <b>Fianna Fáil</b> have expressed an interest in putting their names forward for the position of Ceann Comhairle in the next Dáil.<p>Cork …

Oireachtas Éireann

Analysis: How much to scrap Irish Water?

As the future of water charges becomes a key battleground in forming a new government, some commentators have said that scrapping Irish Water could …

Budget Deficit

How a new government can be formed

We could have the most constructive, representative and exciting Dáil ever<p>Thu, Mar 3, 2016, 01:00<p>It is not as difficult as they all seem to think to …

United Kingdom

Fianna Fáil calls for Dáil reform in first post election move

Fianna Fáil

Polls and Predictions - The Reckoning

Michael Marsh, Emeritus Professor, Trinity College Dublin, takes a look at what the polls got right - and wrong - in the run up to Election …

Fianna Fáil

Former TD Lucinda Creighton says finding a new job the priority

‘In politics you take a risk and have to deal with the consequences,’ Renua leader says<p>Mon, Feb 29, 2016, 20:30<p>Lucinda Creighton reflected on the …

Employment

Irish politics now in a state of flux - Flanagan

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said Irish politics is now in a state of flux.<p>Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr Flanagan said …

Ireland

Ten seats across five constituencies still open

With more and more seats filled, the focus is narrowing on the close battles for the final seats of the 32nd Dáil.<p><b>Fine Gael</b> is set to be the biggest …

United Kingdom

Gains for SF but Adams expects another election

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has urged party members to remain on "election footing" amid the prospect of the country being forced to go to the polls …

Ireland

Sunday's front pages in one tweet #GE16 https://t.co/uB1qfK4IrK

Voters not in favour of old enemies being friends

Do voters want a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil government? The RTÉ Exit Poll data can shed light on this question as respondents were asked to choose which …

Voting

Election 2016: Enda Kenny thinks he can survive and deliver

Taoiseach says he has responsibility to do ‘everything possible’ to secure stable government<p>Sun, Feb 28, 2016, 08:32 Updated: Sun, Feb 28, 2016, 10:34<p>…

United Kingdom

Renua - what now for the future of the party?

Shortly before midnight, news of another big name casualty emerged from the RDS. The very future of a political party may have hung on that casualty,</i> …

The Late Late Show

Fianna Fáil set to double Dail seats as support for Coalition parties slump - exit poll

Fianna Fáil appears set to almost double its number of Dail seats, according to an exit poll tonight.<p>The party led by Micheál Martin appears to have …

FG, Labour well short of majority - exit poll

An Ipsos MRBI exit poll for the Irish Times has put Fine Gael at 26.1% while Labour is set to win just 7.8%.<p>This would give Fine Gael and Labour a …

Fine Gael

Coalition with Fine Gael looks like best option for Fianna Fáil

The party as likely to perform as well in the next election coming out of government as they are from opposition<p>Fri, Feb 26, 2016, …

Fianna Fáil

Election 2016: Turnout ‘uneven’ with many late undecideds

Polling stations closed at 10pm with opinion polls predicting a hung Dáil<p>Fri, Feb 26, 2016, 06:59 Updated: Fri, Feb 26, 2016, 22:00<p>Video<br>• Images<p>An …

Ireland

Election 2016: All the latest in our liveblog - as Ireland votes

7:23<i>AM</i> · 26 FEB 16<p>Daragh Brophy here with you for the morning…<p>First, a look at today’s front-pages:<p>7:33<i>AM</i> · 26 FEB 16<p>To vote in an Irish election you …

Ireland

Outcome unpredictable in election for 32nd Dáil

Polling stations are open across the country until 10pm to elect members of the 32nd Dáil in what is one of the most unpredictable elections in …

Polling

► VIDEO: Conor Pope answers every press call in the last full day of #GE2016

Conor Pope answers every press call in the last full day of #GE2016<p>Elections<br>• Feb 24, 2016<br>• 5 mins 3 secs<p>From press conferences to door steps and photo …

Pope Francis

The last #GE16 word from the parties on ... The cost of living

<b>Question: Can you outline your party’s specific policies, if any, to address the general cost of living in the course of the next government.</b><p><b>Labour:</b> …

Abolition

Ivan Yates' predictions: who will make it to the Dáil - and whose heads will roll

It was a short, sharp, three-week blitzkrieg campaign. I have looked at it constituency by constituency, as you will see below. From my analysis, the …

Welcome for Mick Wallace undimmed despite his unorthodox approach

Independent TD arrives at doors empty-handed in traditional sense of Irish politics<p>Thu, Feb 25, 2016, 01:00<p>At last, a politician who has kept his …

Kurt Cobain

Islanders first to cast votes in General Election

Over 2,000 eligible voters on islands off the coast of counties Donegal, Mayo and Galway had the chance to cast their ballots in the General Election.<p>…

Voting

Sinn Féin 'will abolish water, property charges'

Deputy leader of Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald has re-iterated her party's commitment to abolish water charges and property taxes if elected into …

Ireland

Half of Irish people have no faith in parties’ job creation strategies

Half of all Irish people don’t believe any political party has a strong job creation policy.<p>In the build up to the last election, job creation …