The late Noel Whelan, a skilful political commentator and Dáil number cruncher, once remarked that the analysis of election counts inevitably moves quickly, often glossing over the importance of early seat wins — irrespective of how dramatic they can be for parties.
Sat, 08 Feb, 2020
Questions around Dara Murphy prompted a heated spat between the two leaders, with Mr Varadkar calling on Mr Martin to deal with his TDs involved in the 'Vote-Gate' controversy.
Tue, 17 Dec, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar found himself in familiar, discomfiting — or at least it should be — territory on Saturday when he had to give a plausible response to the latest challenge to the idea of high standards in high places bedeviling Fine Gael’s long-cherished but now threadbare idea of itself.
Mon, 16 Dec, 2019
The poor turnout in last week’s by-elections might, with a Christmas-party dash of wishful thinking, be explained by an approaching general election and the by-elections’ relevance in the face of the ongoing supply and confidence arrangement between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.
Wed, 04 Dec, 2019