Privately, Fianna Fáil is confident it could emerge the largest party from a subsequent election. Then it might talk about coalition alright. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“What’s going to happen?” The question is on the lips of everyone in and around Leinster House. TDs new and old, of all parties and none, staffers, s(...)

Derek Nolan: The Labour Party candidate seen here at the Galway West count has few regrets, he says.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Early on Saturday morning it was clear that my Dáil career was over. I had known for years that the fight would be difficult but it became apparent in(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton with  Labour Ministers Alex White and Brendan Howlin: “Their little tableau could be seen as a representation of things to come for many candidates facing the loss of a seat.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s been a FAB election. No matter who wins and what configuration of candidates make it to Leinster House, one outcome is assured: it’s going to be (...)

Gardaí outside Leinster House. File  photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Leinster House is under potential threat from “fixated loners”, gardaí have warned TDs. Amid heightened security concerns consideration is being given(...)

Independent Senator David Norris has criticised what he called a ‘surreptitious attempt’ to make ‘savage cuts’ to the salaries of ushers in Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Independent Senator David Norris has criticised what he called a “surreptitious attempt” to make “savage cuts” of 5.6 per cent to the salaries of Lein(...)

‘While Gerry Adams and Mary Lou like playing hard to get, they aren’t categorically ruling out future advances.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It’s becoming like a dysfunctional dating agency in the Dáil. People in Fine Gael making cow eyes at Fianna Fáil and elements in Fianna Fáil batting (...)

The Sex Workers Alliance  criticised the new Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill at a candlelit vigil outside Leinster House.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government’s new laws for prostitution will endanger sex workers and do nothing to reduce sex trafficking, representatives of the Sex Workers Alli(...)

People  at a candlelight vigil outside the Dáil to remember Jonathan Corrie who was found dead in a doorway on Molesworth Street in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The ceremony to turn on the Christmas tree outside Leinster House was postponed tonight as a mark of respect to the homeless man who died in a doorwa(...)

A section of the Leinster House complex was evacuated this evening because of an electrical fault. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A section of the Leinster House complex was evacuated this evening because of an electrical fault.Labour TD Pat Rabbitte was one of the first people t(...)

Taxi driver Christopher Gorman from Glasnevin takes part in a protest on Molesworth Street outside the Dail in mid-January 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Over 300 taxi drivers protested in Dublin city centre this afternoon against a proposal to remove the right of drivers to advertise on their ve(...)