Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad and two other ex-TDs who lost their Dáil seats are also expected to win in the Upper(...)

Handout photo of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin during an  RTÉ Prime Time debate.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are making preparations over the weekend for intensified discussion next week to resolve the crisis developing from the fail(...)

 Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh: “If the Dáil can establish a sub-committee on Dáil reform in the absence of a government then there was no reason why a sub-committee on the housing crisis cannot be established.” File photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

A new Dáil committee is to be established to examine the issues of housing and homelessness. The whips met today to discuss a proposal by Sinn Féin T(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan: suggested a minute’s silence could be observed instead of the Dáil prayer and that a bell should be rung for a short break to cool things down when debates became too intense and heated. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The prayer said at the start of each day the Dáil sits is “anachronistic” and should go, according to Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit TD (...)

Guard of honour by the 1st Battalion, Galway,  at Glasnevin cemetery on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Sinn Féin Cllr Críona Ní Dhálaigh was absent from Sunday’s ceremony at Glasnevin cemetery where a “Remembrance Wall” naming a(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl: “Each member has a part to play in this process of reform.” Photograph: Eric Luke.

The ceann comhairle could be given the power to intervene if government ministers decline to answer TDs’ questions, under proposed Dáil reforms. Th(...)

Sinn Féin party whip, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD with Louise O’Reilly TD present Sinn Féin’s submission on political reform to the All-Party Oireachtas Committee at Leinster House. Photograph:

Sinn Féin has said it will press for the introduction of universal voting rights in the new Seanad, which will be elected next month. Aengus Ó Snoda(...)

Seán Haughey with his wife Orla in the RDS: “Politics is not easy and this must be a very difficult night for [Averil Power]. Democracy can be cruel.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The general election has resulted in a swing to the left in Dublin Bay North and Dublin South Central. In Dublin South-Central, Anti-Austerity Allia(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says his party will “formulate a set of principles that will guide Fine Gael participation in a future government”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/Irish Times

At a glance: 156 out of 158 seats have been filled, 39 out of 40 constituencies complete and there was a 65 per cent national turnout. Water on table(...)

Sinn Féin duputy leader Mary Lou McDonald with Aengus Ó Snodaigh at Leinster House

Sinn Féin social protection spokesman and party whip Aengus Ó Snodaigh (51) was a regular contributor to Dáil debates during the last term. He has int(...)