Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has confirmed a large survey of renters will go ahead next year including questions about whether tenants have experienced sexual harassment from landlords.
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's re-election hopes are at risk of being undermined after Government minister Jim Daly became the eighth sitting Fine Gael TD to say he will quit at the next general election
Fri, 20 Sep, 2019
That was the message from Seanad leader, Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer, last night after the city’s first boundary extension since 1965 increased its footprint almost five-fold and increased its population by some 85,000 to 210,000.
Fri, 31 May, 2019
Fianna Fáil must agree to a full confidence and supply deal or bring on a general election, Fine Gael has demanded.
Sat, 13 Oct, 2018
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has insisted her party cannot be ignored by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, and must be considered a genuine potential coalition partner whenever the next election is held.
Mon, 18 Jun, 2018
The numbers could not be more stark, nor more difficult to swallow for die-hard Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil members intent on keeping Sinn Féin in the political wilderness.
Tue, 06 Feb, 2018
New competition, new anthem, new trophy — but more than a touch of the same old story for Martin O’Neill and Ireland in Lausanne yesterday.
Thu, 25 Jan, 2018
Micheál Martin was born under a lucky star. It’s called Fine Gael. He inherited a once-great political edifice in ruins and his own reputation in tatters. Nothing survived the deluge, writes
Wed, 29 Nov, 2017
Could Cooper yet be forced to walk naked in atonement through the streets of Killarney, asks
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017
Government sources say they're determined to proceed with a new law on judicial appointments - despite growing tensions with judges.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
Mon, 22 May, 2017
The State spent more than €11m on the care of just 11 children last year, figures reveal.
Mon, 15 May, 2017
Theresa Lowe will be re-reacting the famous Irish quiz show, Where in the World.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2017
Thu, 29 Sep, 2016
Fri, 23 Sep, 2016
Sat, 09 Jul, 2016
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has been re-elected as Taoiseach by the most slender of margins, gaining just one vote more than the minimum needed to regain power. Mr Kenny won the fourth and final nomination vote by 59 votes to 49 after 11th-hour talks with Independents.
Sat, 07 May, 2016
Labour leader Joan Burton and her deputy leader Alan Kelly are considering a pact which would see the two of them remain at their posts.
Tue, 12 Apr, 2016
Enda Kenny met Micheál Martin on Wednesday night and put the option of a partnership government involving Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael and Independents on the table as he believed this would be the best thing for Ireland. Both leaders were still in discussions with Independent groups with a view to form a minority government.
Fri, 08 Apr, 2016
Not all of the GAA’s proudest traditions have proved robust.
Sat, 02 Apr, 2016
With no prospect of a government being formed any time soon, yesterday marked the 50th day since the Dáil was dissolved and a general election called. It might not be too surprising if another 50 days were to pass before any deal is agreed to bridge the current political impasse.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2016
Partners in power Enda Kenny and Joan Burton shared an early morning parting cuppa yesterday but whether they remain at the same table after the election is anyone’s guess.
Fri, 26 Feb, 2016
Make no mistake — despite having 15 candidates to choose from due to the merger of two former Kerry constituencies into one, three of the five seats on offer in this sprawling area are already effectively decided.
Wed, 10 Feb, 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has reiterated his promise to phase out the controversial Universal Social Charge, despite differing comments from Finance Minister Michael Noonan.
Tue, 19 Jan, 2016
Mon, 07 Dec, 2015
WHAT a difference a week makes. Seven days on from a humbling home defeat by Liverpool — and with a Champions League loss in between — Manchester City returned to winning ways with a win that took them back to the top of the Premier League. Normal service resumed?
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
Joe Brolly insists the GAA “do not have a leg to stand on” after “unlawfully” proposing Tiernan McCann be slapped with an eight-week ban for feigning injury during Tyrone’s football qualifier win over Monaghan.
Thu, 13 Aug, 2015
Ireland could end up paying as much as €1bn towards a new bailout for Greece under its international obligations.
Mon, 06 Jul, 2015
A senior counsel-led State inquiry into allegations up to 40 severely disabled children and young adults were physically and sexually abused by a foster family for at least two decades is set to be launched by the Department of Health.
Fri, 12 Jun, 2015
Uncut roadside hedges are causing traffic hazards and isolating some elderly people in rural areas, it has been claimed.
Mon, 27 Apr, 2015
Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has appeared to rule out any post-general election coalition with Labour, in response to weekend criticism that her party is a “populist” group pretending to stand for leftist ideals.
Wed, 04 Mar, 2015
Tough penalties for people who deliberately ram garda vehicles are being considered by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald as figures show cars are now being purposely crashed into on a weekly basis.
Sat, 17 Jan, 2015
A potential pact between Civil War enemies has surfaced in Cork County Council, with Sinn Féin and Fine Gael coalescing in a move which may seriously worry Fianna Fáil — the party which currently has control over the local authority.
Wed, 14 Jan, 2015
Independent candidate Michael Fitzmaurice is now 1,639 votes ahead of Fianna Fail's Ivan Connaughton after the sixth count of the Roscommon South Leitrim by-election.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2014
Pressure is growing on the Coalition to pave the way for a referendum on whether the constitutional ban on abortion should be lifted or not.
Tue, 19 Aug, 2014
The Government has indicated that the top rate of tax (52%) is to be reduced from October's Budget onwards, with the saving aimed at benefiting low- and middle-income earners.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
Olympic hero Kenneth Egan is expected to eventually be elected despite being in a fight with a small group of candidates for one of the final seats in Clondalkin, an electoral area that has seen Sinn Féin support surge to a massive one in every three voters.
Sat, 24 May, 2014
Guns ‘n’ Poses were the order of the day for Enda Kenny on the campaign trail.
Tue, 20 May, 2014
So big, bad Sky Sports are going to broadcast Gaelic Games. The GAA has sold out. Profit has replaced principles. And the ordinary Gael has been shafted once again.
Thu, 03 Apr, 2014
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was visibly as he delivered a graveside oration for Longford/Westmeath TD Nicky McFadden yesterday.
Fri, 28 Mar, 2014
Fine Gael has defended the reinstatement of a party councillor who was forced to resign for previously refusing to represent black Africans, saying he has “paid his price”.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2013