Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

There has been much grumbling about the #ge16 campaign having been dull. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

So you’ve fact-checked your fiscal space, periscoped your red lines and sought traction for your particular brand of coalitionology. Like the comical(...)

A doctored Ged Nash roadside poster on the Ballymakenny Road in Drogheda to make sure Senator Mary Moran gets a mention.

Ged Happy with new hairdo As the picture at the top shows, this column is not overly blessed in the hair department, so we always feel fraternal empa(...)

Enda Kenny, Joan Burton, Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams will take part in the final leaders’ debate on Tuesday.

Fianna Fáil faces being destroyed as a result of any post-election agreement with Fine Gael, according to Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howl(...)

The TD for Carlow-Kilkenny walked out of the KCLR live election debate on Monday saying she was “just going to give up”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Labour Minister of State Ann Phelan stormed out of a live radio debate with her constituency rivals on Monday night claiming that she had been “comple(...)

Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald: accused the Government of ignoring the constitutional convention’s recommendations and reports, saying “No one signed up to this process to be ignored, sidelined, second-guessed or patronised.”   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Dáil will vote next week on the proposal to elect the ceann comhairle by secret ballot. The ceann comhairle, who presides over Dáil proceedings(...)

It’s a fierce big job, sorting out the flooding, the Taoiseach explained to Dáil. “The answer to the problem is multi-faceted.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Young Simon Harris looked very happy on the front bench. Particularly when he found himself a piece of paper and a biro. The Taoiseach was talking awa(...)

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins has outlined allegations of serious irregularities involving public bodies and taxpayers’ money in the Dáil. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Allegations of serious irregularities involving public bodies and taxpayers’ money in the assembling of a site that now houses offices of the Departm(...)

President Michael D Higgins signed two more pieces of legislation into law on Tuesday. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins signed two more pieces of legislation into law on Tuesday. Mr Higgins signed the Electoral (Amendment) Bill and the Plann(...)