Fianna Fáil

Taoiseach accused of 'pettiness' in Dail row over illegal dumping

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of “pettiness” in a Dáil row over illegal dumping.<p>Mr Martin raised the problem …

Leo Varadkar

Fine Gael TD rules out coalition with Sinn Féin

Fine Gael will not consider going into government with Sinn Féin, according to Minister of State Patrick O'Donovan.<p>The Limerick County TD claimed …

Great Britain

MEP Brian Crowley set to face challenge for European seat

Fianna Fáil MEP Brian Crowley’s controversial hold on his European seat is set to come under intense scrutiny this evening when a party colleague …

Great Britain

'Flat and extraordinarily arrogant', Micheál Martin's verdict on Mary Lou McDonald's speech

The Fianna Fáil leader accused Sinn Féin of ‘an entitlement to government’.

Great Britain

Minister Murphy hits back at 'Trump-like' attacks amid election fears

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has vowed to fight back against Opposition attacks which he described as Trump-like.<p>The minister, who marks one year …

Mary Lou McDonald

Fianna Fáil calls for public inquiry into death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell

<b>The Dáil will this evening debate a Fianna Fáil motion calling for a Commission of Investigation into the death of cyclist Shane O'Farrell in</b> …

Politics (Rep. of Ireland)

Taoiseach defends use of private investigators by Dept

The Taoiseach has defended the use of private investigators by the Department of Health to examine the work of a number of hospital consultants.

Leo Varadkar

Fianna Fáil says 'no personal data compromised' following security alert on site

FIANNA Fáil has said no personal data was compromised after visitors to its site were met with a security message.<p>For a time this morning visitors to …

Personal Data

Queries on €400m set aside for social housing

Questions have been raised as to whether any homes have been built from €400m in proceeds from the sale of Bord Gais Energy that were originally set …


Dublin City Council investigating reports of unsafe balconies in Tallaght

The dangerous buildings section of South Dublin County Council is investigating reports of unsafe balconies in Tallaght.<p>Some owners of apartments in …

City Politics

Buttimer will not run in Cork North Central

Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer has insisted he has no intention of being parachuted into the Cork north central constituency at the request of …

Great Britain

Peninsula girl appointed to Fianna Fáil National Executive

Cooley girl Andrea McKevitt has been appointed to the Fianna Fáil National Executive.<p>Louth TD Declan Breathnach welcomed the peninsula girl onto the …


Fianna Fáil firebrand Willie O'Dea hits back at Fine Gael's 'reckless, spendthrift' Budget claims

Fianna Fáil welfare spokesman, Willie O’Dea, has strongly rejected Fine Gael claims that his party is pushing for “a reckless” or “spendthrift” …

Fine Gael

Fine Gael defend attack on Fianna Fáil's spending plans

Fine Gael is defending its attack on Fianna Fáil's spending plans for the country.<p>It was revealed over the weekend that Leo Varadkar's party has a …

Leo Varadkar

Minister makes U-turn after hint of means-testing child benefit

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty has made a series of expensive promises to parents - without saying where the funding is coming from.<p>The …

Leo Varadkar

Mary Lou McDonald seeks coalition deal with FG or FF

The Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she wants to form a coalition government after the next election with either Fine Gael or Fianna …

Great Britain

Tributes as former minister Seán Calleary - father of FF deputy leader Dara - passes away

Former minister Seán Calleary, the father of Fianna Fáil's deputy leader Dara Calleary, has passed away aged 86.<p>Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin …

Serve the People

Minister urges party supply deal extension

An extension of the confidence and supply deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil needs to be negotiated before October’s budget and in the interests …

Great Britain

Government to agree start to budget process this week

The Government will formally agree the start to the budget process this week as pressure mounts to bring forward talks on extending the confidence …

Great Britain

Conor McMorrow: General Election imminent...But when?

"If you hit 34% in the opinion polls. That's the day you cut and run. You go to the country." These were the words of one Fine Gael apparatchik a few …


New laws needed to protect inheritance rights of those illegally adopted

New laws could be needed to protect the inheritance rights of people who were illegally adopted.<p>Fianna Fáil says we need to make sure no one loses …

Politics (Rep. of Ireland)

Judicial appointments Bill passes in Dáil and now goes to Seanad

Sinn Féin joins with Fianna Fáil in voting down several Government amendments

Oireachtas Éireann

Fianna Fail TD says Martin will NOT apply party whip on abortion laws

A Senior Fianna Fáil TD has insisted Micheal Martin will not apply a party whip on the forthcoming abortion legislation.<p>Sligo-Leitrim TD Marc …


Fianna Fáil says permanent electoral commission is 'urgently needed'

<b>Fianna Fáil is calling on the Government to establish a permanent electoral commission, saying it is 'urgently needed'.</b><p>Fine Gael has repeatedly …

Great Britain

FG members to have free vote on abortion legislation

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Fine Gael parliamentary party that members will have a free vote on the upcoming legislation on abortion.<p>It was …

Leo Varadkar

Two more years: Varadkar now seeking new deal with Fianna Fáil

Leo Varadkar believes he has achieved a lot in his first 12 months as Taoiseach and is in a good position to negotiate two more years with Fianna …

Great Britain

Fianna Fáil leader to meet no-vote members

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to have individual meetings with TDs and senators who campaigned against repealing the Eighth Amendment in a bid …

Politics (Rep. of Ireland)

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

Source:<p>TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has told the Dáil that he expects abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland by January of …

Leo Varadkar

Senior Fianna Fail TD calls for party whip on forthcoming abortion legislation

Senior Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen has called for a party whip on forthcoming abortion legislation.<p>Speaking at this evening’s parliamentary party …

Eighth Amendment

Exit poll reinforces FF’s image as ‘male, stale, and from beyond the Pale’

The party is out of touch with Ireland’s social agenda and has a real identity crisis, writes <b>Political Editor Daniel McConnell</b><p>Just who in the country …

Mary Lou McDonald