The Dáil chamber in Leinster House. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The impact of gender quotas on the results of the 2016 general election may well be fairly limited in terms of the numbers of new women TDs entering t(...)

Independent TD Shane Ross sought the appointment of a “crony’’ to a State board in the lifetime of the current Dáil, Labour TD Arthur Spring has claimed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Independent TD Shane Ross sought the appointment of a “crony’’ to a State board in the lifetime of the current Dáil, Labour TD Arthur Spring has clai(...)

Independent Cllr and current Mayor of Cork County John Paul O’Shea, who has announced that he will run as a candidate for the Dáil in Cork North West. Photograph: Martin Walsh

The mayor of Co Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea has announced that he is to run in the forthcoming general election as an Independent candidate in the Cor(...)

The Department of Health’s secretary general declined to estimate what the deficit will be by the end of the year. Photograph: File Photo/Getty Images

The health service was €325 million over budget for the first nine months of the year, the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee has been told. Department (...)

Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy said staff pension deductions were being deducted, but not paid over. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS)owes the State €10.3 million in pension-related deductions from staff, according to the Comptroller and Audi(...)

Former bookmaker and Fine Gael TD Ivan Yates said sources had told him the election would be held on November 20th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has said former bookmaker Ivan Yates should be asked what odds he would give on an early general electi(...)

Ms Collins made her comments amid widespread speculation that the general election could be called after the Budget next month.

Fine Gael TD Áine Collins has claimed the election will be held on February 26th 2016. Ms Collins told her local radio station Corks 96fm she believe(...)

Cork City Hall: politicians in urban and rural areas are divided on plans to merge Cork city and county councils. Photograph: Getty Images

Cork politicians have clashed over a controversial report to merge the county and city councils. Most city-based TDS oppose the move to create one “s(...)

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(...)