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Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping
The Hungarian leader has overseen an increasingly authoritarian regime.
Poll: What Government coalition do you want next time around?
Fianna Fáil TDs appear to be softening their opinion of going in with Sinn Fein – is it a runner?
'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance
Tensions were running high during Leaders’ Questions.
Fine Gael readmits three senators who lost the party whip over their attendance at Golfgate dinner
The party whip was removed from Senators Jerry Buttimer, Paddy Burke and John Cummins in August.
Leo Varadkar: 'Crisis of polarisation' developing in Irish politics due to influence of social media
The Tánaiste said he was concerned about where Irish politics was going.
Sparks fly as FG members question Sinn Féin TD's chairmanship of Dáil Committee after IRA comments
Martin Browne is chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Public Petitions
Fine Gael and Sinn Féin are going at it like cats and dogs - and expect it to continue
As long as the two parties are polling well, the strategy is unlikely to change.
Sinn Féin close gap on Fine Gael with highest-ever result in opinion poll
Support for the party at its highest ever level in the Business Post poll.
'We need to get a plan B': Senator Regina Doherty calls on government to end use of 'rolling lockdowns'
The former minister urged the government to change its approach to Covid-19.
Tánaiste expects Eir customer care 'to improve' after meeting with telecoms company
TDs offices have been inundated with poor customer service complaints from constituents.
Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House
None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.
Dáil meets in Leinster House but moves across the Liffey for confidence vote in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar
The Dáil met at 2pm and voted to relocate to the Convention Centre Dublin.
Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters
Alan Farrell is set to propose a bill to legislate electric scooters and electric bikes on Irish roads.
Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.
Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement
Paschal Donohoe backed Leo Varadkar, even as pressure grows on the Tánaiste.
Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing
Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil (and the Greens) finalise their first Budget as coalition partners
The Budget will be delivered by ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath.
Taoiseach casts doubt on idea of 'circuit break' lockdown to curb Covid-19 spread
The Tánaiste wrote in today’s Sunday Independent that numerous considerations must be made before opting for a second lockdown.
Fine Gael remains on top with Sinn Féin in second while Greens drop sharply in latest opinion poll
Approval with the government has plummeted since June according to the latest opinion poll.
Mairead McGuinness confirmed as Ireland's new EU Commissioner
The Fine Gael MEP will replace Phil Hogan, who resigned in the wake of the Golfgate scandal.
NPHET looking at whether to mandate the use of face masks instead of visors
Varadkar floated the idea of fines with examples given such as a €50 fine for not wearing a mask.
Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister
Helen McEntee was speaking following scenes of large gatherings in Galway.
FactFind: Are Fine Gael's claims about Sinn Féin in a video published on social media accurate?
The video on Twitter and Facebook accused Sinn Féin of being “two-faced and hypocritical”. But were the claims in it correct?
Tánaiste says Michael D'Arcy should have contacted Sipo prior to taking new job as CEO of funds lobby group
The former junior finance minister is to resign his seat in the Seanad to take up the role.
Former junior minister won't engage 'in any lobbying activities' for 12 months as CEO of funds sector lobby group
D’Arcy is set to resign his Seanad seat to become chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Management.
Fine Gael councillor apologises after trying to have HAP tenant relocated while acting as estate agent
Danny Byrne was found in breach of the Code of Conduct under the Local Government Act by Dublin City Council.
Latest opinion poll shows rise in support for Sinn Féin and Fine Gael
Fianna Fáil’s approval rated dipped again in the latest Sunday Times poll.
'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.
Varadkar tells FG members Ireland is an outlier in terms of Covid rules on pubs and international travel
Varadkar said he wouldn’t be surprised if Ireland loses the Trade Commissioner role.
Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness interested in taking over role as EU Trade Commissioner
Phil Hogan resigned from the role following his attendance at a controversial golf dinner in Galway.
'Here we are again. A global crisis rages and a government clown car is ablaze with a conflagration of its own making'
Lise Hand draws parallels between Fianna Fáil past and present: “It was this lethal combination of incoherence and arrogance which did it for the government in 2011.”
Phil Hogan 'left Kildare two days before localised lockdown', says spokesperson
The EU Commissioner is based in Belgium, which is not on Ireland’s travel ‘green list’.
Leo Varadkar: 'The event organised by the Oireachtas Golf Society should not have happened'
Varadkar confirmed that the party whip has been removed from three of his party’s senators.
'All sorts of a mess': Dáil Covid committee hears from trade unions about meat plant workers' 'tale of woe'
Meat plants accused of ‘union-busting tactics’ by a trade union representative.
Gardaí unable to provide figures on 'laughing gas' arrests and seizures due to IT limitations
Revenue’s figures indicate a sharp rise in seizures this year.
Leo Varadkar admits 'rocky start' by government due to 'unforced errors'
The newly formed coalition has been beset by difficulties since it formed at the end of June.
Donohoe accepts ‘great annoyance and anger’ over €16,000 top-up for ‘super junior’ ministers
Donohoe said he accepts it has caused “great annoyance and anger” but defended the controversial decision.
Dáil approves €16,000 top-up payments for 'super junior' ministers amid criticism
Minister for public expenditure Michael McGrath “didn’t recall” his party, Fianna Fáil, trying to block the same allowances in 2017.
Twitter and the Taoiseach: Why Fianna Fáil is playing catch-up on social media
Fine Gael is generally seen to have been adept at social media – something heightened during Covid-19 crisis.
Tánaiste questions confusion over 'quarantine' for passengers - but HSE advice changed this month
HSE advice shifted from self-isolation to asking people to restrict movements.