The 33rd Dail has sat for the first time some 11 days after the outcome of the general election produced a different political landscape.
The 33rd Dail is sitting for the first time on Thursday, some 11 days after the new political landscape became clear.
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has blasted “arrogant” political rivals for denying her party a place in the next Irish Government.
Ireland’s largest party Fianna Fail has agreed not to go into coalition with Sinn Fein following a four-hour meeting of its parliamentary party.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has yet to respond to the Sinn Fein leader’s invitation to discuss the possibility of forming a coalition.
The leader of Ireland’s Labour Party is to quit after a disappointing performance in the General Election.
Leo Varadkar has said he will likely be the next leader of the opposition in the Irish parliament.
A minority Sinn Fein-led Irish government may not last long but it could still achieve progress on key domestic issues, one potential junior coalition partner has said.
Sinn Fein is working to establish the viability of a left-wing coalition government in Ireland.
Fianna Fail has been confirmed as the largest party in Ireland’s next parliament by the narrowest margin over a surging Sinn Fein.
Mary Lou McDonald has predicted she could be poised to become Ireland’s next leader.
The leader of Fianna Fail has said the party will “listen to the people” following the Sinn Fein surge in the General Election.
Sinn Fein has topped the polls in Ireland’s General Election.
Sinn Fein’s president has vowed to work with like-minded parties to form Ireland’s next government after a sensational General Election performance.
Sinn Fein is on course to make Ireland a country of three big parties, marking a dramatic change in the state’s political landscape.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin is a former teacher from Co Cork who has served as leader of the Opposition in Ireland since March 2011.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has insisted his party has the candidates to lead Ireland through the next round of Brexit negotiations.
Mary Lou McDonald has urged voters to break Fine Gael and Fianna Fail’s almost century-long grip on power in Ireland.
Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald has been invited by RTE to take part in Tuesday night’s Prime Time leaders’ debate.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has admitted that Fine Gael is lagging behind in the polls but said the General Election is “all to play for”.
The leaders of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have ruled out going into coalition with Sinn Fein, despite a recent poll revealing the party is continuing to perform well.
The leader of Fianna Fail has accused Fine Gael of politicising Brexit – and urged the EU commissioner Phil Hogan to stay out of domestic politics.
Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin have clashed with Mary Lou McDonald during a pre-election leaders’ debate.
Ireland’s two largest parties have unveiled their manifestos ahead of the General Election.
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has ruled out a “grand coalition” with Fine Gael after Ireland’s General Election.
The leaders of the two main parties in the Irish General Election will go head to head in a television debate on Wednesday night.
The main TV election debates in Ireland should be limited to Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, Micheal Martin has insisted.
The leader of Fianna Fail has said Irish people do not respond well to negative campaigning as his party opened up a 12-point lead on rivals Fine Gael.
Fianna Fail has pledged to “do a better job” with public finances, claiming the party prevented damage to the economy from Fine Gael’s “regressive and unsustainable” tax policies.
With a signature and a wave from the Taoiseach, the 32nd Dail was officially dissolved ending months of speculation over when the next General Election will be held.