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Wednesday 16 March, 2016

The Fianna Fáil surge: How this new TD upset the odds in Enda’s backyard

Lisa Chambers told us how she took a second seat for Fianna Fáil in Mayo and what she thinks of a coalition with Fine Gael.

Tuesday 15 March, 2016

How close are we to getting a government?

Analysis: Everyone’s talking to each other, except he two biggest parties in the country. For now.

Sinn Féin doesn't fancy government, but thinks the other two should 'end the sham'

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael need to do a deal, according to Gerry Adams.

Sunday 13 March, 2016

'I couldn't show my face in my area if I took home a TD's salary'

Gino Kenny has strong views on TD’s pay and says he’ll only take home the average industrial wage.

Thursday 10 March, 2016

No Taoiseach, no government: Enda resigns but will stay as a caretaker

TDs have failed to elect a Taoiseach for the 32nd Dáil.

Pomp, ceremony and then stalemate: An odd first day for the 32nd Dáil

New TDs bounced into Leinster House, but as an utterly predictable day rolled on, the enthusiasm drained.

Here's the first ever Ceann Comhairle to be elected by secret ballot

The 32nd Dáil has completed its first act in electing a new chairperson.

Meet the working class TD named Gino who'll get the bus to Leinster House today From Neilstown To The Dáil This post contains videos

Meet the working class TD named Gino who'll get the bus to Leinster House today

Gino Kenny is one of the more interesting deputies elected to the 32nd Dáil.

Wednesday 9 March, 2016

This new Fianna Fáil TD wants to repeal the Eighth Amendment - but she won't convince her colleagues

Lisa Chambers favours abortion in cases of rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormality.

Is the 'grand coalition' the only show in town - and how likely is it to happen?

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil haven’t talked about government yet – but it’s only a matter of time.

Most people now think water charges should be scrapped

A new poll finds strong support for abolition after the general election result.

Tuesday 8 March, 2016

What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday?

It’s all change in Leinster House following the election. So what happens now?

Michael Noonan 'presumes' talks with Fianna Fáil will begin after Thursday

It’s the first time a senior Fine Gael minister has openly discussed negotiations with Fianna Fáil.

Monday 7 March, 2016

Nearly half of people don’t intend paying their next Irish Water bill

A new poll comes in the wake of the general election result and the uncertainty over the future of charges.

Shane Ross doesn't regret saying the Taoiseach could be a 'political corpse'

The Independent Alliance met with the Fianna Fáil leader today, but Ross’s Sunday Independent column has caused controversy.

Enda admits he won't be re-elected Taoiseach on Thursday

The Fine Gael leader will officially become a caretaker Taoiseach after Thursday’s Dáil vote.

Thursday 3 March, 2016

Noonan predicts another election, as Fine Gael discusses its poll battering The Post Mortem This post contains videos

Noonan predicts another election, as Fine Gael discusses its poll battering

Meanwhile, Simon Coveney apologised to his Fine Gael colleagues at Leinster House today.

'We are all hurting': Joan's e-mail to Labour members

The Tánaiste and Labour said the party must “reflect, rebuild and renew” following its worst election ever.

These are the TDs in the mix for one of the most important jobs in the new Dáil

Before they try to elect a Taoiseach, TDs will have to elect a new Ceann Comhairle next week.

A bigger and buoyant Fianna Fáil was 'back in business' at Leinster House today

They haven’t gone away, you know.

Wednesday 2 March, 2016

The aftermath: Fianna Fáil toasts success, as Fine Gael looks increasingly chaotic

Analysis: Leinster House is a strange place this week but among the two biggest parties there are two very different moods.

Most people think it's time for Joan Burton to go

The beleaguered Labour leader is facing an uncertain future as a new poll finds strong support for her resignation.

After repeatedly ruling them out, Enda now says Fine Gael will talk to Fianna Fáil

The Taoiseach said all the options for forming a government are difficult after a ‘bruising’ election for his party.

Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Why the 'Every Little Hurts' ad sank Labour

Analysis: Labour’s disastrous general election result this time around had its roots in the 2011 campaign.

Enda breaks his silence, says Fine Gael will 'play part in providing a government'

The Taoiseach says that his party looks forward to engaging with other parties and groupings.

Enda is off to Washington, but only a few ministers will get a Paddy's Day trip

A “significantly curtailed programme” of ministerial trips abroad is being finalised in the wake of the uncertain election outcome.

Monday 29 February, 2016

The next Taoiseach: The people want Micheál over Enda - but a lot want neither

A new poll conducted in the aftermath of the election, has some fascinating findings.

Did the Social Democrats really have a good election?

The party got a strong vote in its first electoral test but it has stood still in terms of Dáil numbers.

Before he even talks about government Micheál Martin wants a lot of Dáil reform

The Fianna Fáil leader wants a month set aside for all parties to talk about reforming the Dáil.

Why Sinn Féin had a good election - but not a great election

Analysis: The party has increased its seats and its share of the votes but there were some notable setbacks.

The cabinet, including the three ministers who lost their seats, will meet tomorrow

Things might be a bit awkward for James Reilly, Alex White and Ged Nash.

After voters rejected him, can Enda Kenny survive?

Analysis: The Taoiseach remains the Taoiseach for now, but his position as Fine Gael leader will come under scrutiny in the coming weeks.

Sunday 28 February, 2016

Could Fine Gael go into government on its own?

One backbencher reckons the party should try it.

'Fine Fáil' and 6 other things you need to know about this election

As the seats fill up, attention turns to what happens next.

'The Greens are back in town': One and possibly two seats for revitalised party

The Green Party has secured at least one seat in south Dublin.

Saturday 27 February, 2016

Labour's demise puts abortion off the agenda for a decade, claims minister

The party’s collapse means social change will not happen, according to Kevin Humphreys.

It looks like Renua might not win any Dáil seats

Party leader Lucinda Creighton faces a battle to hold her seat in Dublin Bay South.

Enda the line? Bruton backs his leader after Fine Gael slump Fine Gael Fallout This post contains videos

Enda the line? Bruton backs his leader after Fine Gael slump

Enda Kenny’s leadership will come under scrutiny following a poor election result for Fine Gael.

Coalition rejected and 6 other things we already know about this election

It’s a terrible day for the government, but a good day for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and others.