When a roomful of mostly middle-aged men “scoffed” at the suggestion by the young woman that they should go out an do a bit of canvassing on marriage (...)

Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesman Niall Collins told RTÉ’s Today programme he was disappointed with the manner of the decision by Averil Power (above) to leave the party. He disagreed with her claim that the vast majority of the party’s elected representatives refused to campaign for the same-sex marriage referendum. 4:08

Two Fianna Fáil TDs have jumped to the defence of party leader Micheál Martin in the wake of the shock resignation of Senator Averil Power. Billy Kel(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin addresses the party’s ardfheis in the RDS.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:31

Fianna Fáil is ready to go back into Government, the party leader told its ardfheis in Dublin tonight. Micheál Martin told delegates the party was pre(...)

Labour TD Joanna Tuffy, who chairs the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection, has  called for a rethink of the “divestment” policy in education. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is being urged to reverse plans to create “competing” school patrons at primary level amid claims that it is exa(...)

Lynn Ruane (centre, with arms wide) with some of her campaign team.

A single mother and drugs addiction worker from Tallaght in west Dublin has won an emotional victory in the race for president of Trinity College D(...)

 Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power and Independent senator John Crown have published a new Bill proposing the regulation of electronic cigarettes. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The regulation of electronic cigarettes is proposed in a new Bill published by Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power and Independent senator and consultant(...)

Philomena Lee says Senator Averil Power’s  Bill would other women who were separated from their sons and daughters by adoption. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government will not oppose a new adoption Bill which seeks to give adoptees a right to their birth certificates, listing their original names and(...)

Philomena Lee with her daughter Jane Libberton photographed in the Merrion Hotel in Dublin earlier this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Philomena Lee, whose search for her son brought world-wide attention and an Oscar-nominated film, has thrown her support behind a new bill which provi(...)

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(...)

Are you now, or have you ever been, in favour of retaining the traditional meaning of marriage? Well, you now know that the most likely explanation fo(...)