Election will be caused by people whose “egos appear to be larger than their intellect” – Penrose

The Social Protection Minister says politicians need to ‘cop on’ and ‘sort this mess out’ before there’s a general election.

A standoff has emerged between Fianna Fail and Fine Gael over the Tanaiste’s handling of the Maurice McCabe controversy, but it’s understood the parties leaders will meet today.

Fianna Fail has tabled a motion of no confidence in Frances Fitzgerald but says the issue could be resolved if she resigns.

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Minister Regina Doherty says nobody wants to go to the polls while Labour Longford Westmeath Td says egos are getting in the way of sense for some politicians :