Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Aine Collins TD on a visit to Krust Bakery, in Dublin, in March. Ms Collins is one of two sitting TDs  selected to run for Fine Gael in Cork North-West  for the next general election. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael has selected its two sitting TDs in Cork North-West as the party’s candidates in the constituency for the next general election. Deputies Á(...)

Stephen O’Riordan: Hoping to take a seat in the three-seat Cork North West constituency which has been dominated by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for decades

The brother of disability rights activist, Joanne O’Riordan who chronicled her story in the highly-acclaimed documentary, No Limbs, No Limits, is to r(...)

Tanaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton (left) and Mary Lou McDonald Sinn Fein, at the IBEC and Women for Election post-budget debate in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Budget 2015 got a cautious welcome at a debate hosted by Ibec and the Women for Election campaign group on Thursday, but there were complaints that it(...)

Public Accounts Committee chairmanJohn McGuinness on Thursday demanded the resignation of two senior civil servants over their handling of health spending. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Chairman of the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) John McGuinness has defended his call for the resignation of two top health officials over thei(...)

Nominations for the position close this afternoon, and the contest follows last week’s promotion of former chairman Charlie Flanagan to Cabinet as Minister for Children. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

FIACH KELLYFine Gael TDs and Senators will elect a new chairman of the parliamentary party tomorrow, with calls for a strong figure who can stand up t(...)

Ciarán Lynch (Labour): the chairman of the 
Oireachtas
Oireachtas finance committee, is the clear favourite to chair the banking inquiry

As many as 50 support staff will be engaged for the upcoming Oireachtas banking inquiry, it has emerged. The budget for the investigation will roug(...)

Daunting tasks: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore (left) and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

For all its success in the achievement of a smooth bailout exit, the Government faces a daunting task in 2014 as it seeks to establish durable access (...)

TDs and Senators run up €1,500 bar tab on ‘Lapgate’ night

TDs and Senators took full advantage of the Dáil bar’s liberal opening hours during the all-night debate on the abortion legislation, running up a bar(...)

Richard Bruton, director of Fine Gael’s campaign seeking a Yes vote in next month’s referendum on the abolition of the Seanad, during a press conference at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Frank Miller

Seanad Éireann has been branded a “watchdog that barks only once every 50 years” by the director of Fine Gael’s campaign seeking a Yes vote in next mo(...)

Fine Gael TD Áine Collins said the Dáil incident in which fellow TD Tom Barry pulled her onto his lap was not typical of Leinster House, and it was ti(...)