Michael O'Regan reports from the annual Labour Party Conference in Killarney. Party leader and Tanaiste Joan Burton made a number of pre-election pledges including increased child benefit. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin speaks to Michael O'Regan at the annual Labour party conference in Killarney. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan announcing she intends to continue rolling out the planned new junior cycle programme without the agreement of teacher unions while at the Labour Party annual conference. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Senator Ivana Bacik speaks to Michael O'Regan about the Labour party's debate at the Ard Fheis on the repeal of the 8th amendment to the constitution. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Political Editor Stephen Collins interviews Enda Kenny about the issues of the day, including Greece, the same-sex marriage referendum and the Fine Gael/Labour coalition. Video: Daniel O' Connor/Bryan O' Brien
Harry McGee reports from the Fine Gael Ardfheis in the Taoiseach's home town of Castlebar, Co Mayo where the mood was buoyant as the party faithful were encouraged to gear up for election. Video: Bryan O'Brien
Dónal Donovan, the former Deputy Director at the IMF, appears before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry.
As part of his tour of the Middle East Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan visits the Israeli Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. Video: Reuters
There has been furious exchanges in the Dáil after Ruth Coppinger TD was accused of calling the gardaí 'dogs'.
Anne Ferris TD said she had to support Clare Daly’s Bill to allow for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality. The bill was defeated in the Dail by 104 votes to 20.
Ahead of voting, the Independent TD accused the Taoiseach of hypocrisy in heated Dáil exchanges on the Government’s rejection of her Bill.
Richard Boyd Barrett has given an impassioned speech to the Dáil about his personal experience with fatal foetal abnormalities.
Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has withdrawn his comments that the Opposition was attempting to undermine him.
Opposition TDs have staged a walkout from the Dáil chamber over the cancellation of a debate on the Guerin Report.
There were angry exchanges during Leader's Questions on Thursday after Jonathan O’Brien said his brother had been 'forced to go back into a hostel where drug-taking happens in front of him'.
The Governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan has told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry that he believes Anglo Irish Bank should have been allowed to fail.
Former Fine Gael Minister Lucinda Creighton, Independent Offaly Councillor John Leahy and financial commentator Eddie Hobbs at the announcement of the new party in Dublin. Video: Daniel O'Connor
Protestations, resignations, and jubilations - Harry McGee presents the year that was in Irish politics. Video: Niamh Guckian
The Seanad has been adjourned amid heated exchanges about whether or not members of the House were drunk during last Friday night’s late sitting to discuss the Water Services Bill.
In his Christmas message An Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the government is "working day and night" to strengthen the economy and create jobs so those who have emigrated can return home. Video: merrionstreet.ie