Fianna Fáil’s Cllr Pat Casey has taken  a seat for the party in Wicklow. Photograph: Carl O’Brien.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have won the final two seats in Wicklow, while Renua has lost its last remaining Dáil deputy. Following the 10th count, Fin(...)

Political parties will lose half their funding unless 30% of their general election candidates are female. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil activist has initiated legal action challenging the State’s new electoral laws on gender quotas after being excluded from a selection(...)

Pat Deering pictured with party leader Enda Kenny: “I do not see any benefit in going in November. We will have more of a benefit from the budget in February.” Photograph: Liam Sweeney.

The general election will be held in early 2016 rather than in November, a majority of Fine Gael TDs believe. The Irish Times made contact with(...)

Fine Gael TD  Andrew Doyle: introduced legislation to set voting hours at 7am to 10pm.

Voters living in commuter counties are most affected when polling station opening hours are reduced and this has a negative impact on turnout, Fine G(...)

Andrew Doyle: Irish Water failed to respond to emails about restrictions due to algal bloom

A Government Minister has sharply criticised Irish Water for failing to respond to a TD who contacted the authority a week ago with concerns about wat(...)

Tom Hayes TD was appointed the new Minister of State at the Dept of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, pictured at Government Buildings with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Simon Coveney, TD. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Two senior Labour Ministers have taken issue with claims by a newly appointed Fine Gael Minister of State that two key Government policy plans have(...)

The Dublin water supply system has operated below demand levels on a number of occasions in recent weeks as engineers battle an algal bloom problem at Roundwood, in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Continuing problems with the Dublin regional water supply system have resulted in some homes being temporarily “uninhabitab(...)

TIM O’BRIEN Ongoing problems with the Dublin regional water supply system have resulted in some homes being temporarily “uninhabitable” w(...)

Fianna Fail spokesperson on Transport Timmy Dooley, and party colleague Niall Collins Fianna fail spokesperson on Justice with Gemma O’Farrell at Leinster House yesterday . Gemma’s 23-year-old brother Shane was killed by a hit and run driver in August 2011 in Monaghan and Fianna Fail have published a bill to crack down on hit and run drivers by introducing tougher penalties and extending the powers of arrest of the gardaí. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Three members of the Oireachtas who allegedly had penalty points quashed for traffic offences have been named in the Dáil. Independent TD Luke (...)