Lucinda Creighton is the only confirmed TD in her new party.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The new political year has seen a flurry of activity around various political groupings and embryonic parties which may emerge ahead of the next gener(...)

Eddie Hobbs has joined Lucinda Creighton in new party. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Exactly where on the political spectrum will Lucinda Creighton’s new party come to rest?Comparisons with the now defunct Progressive Democrats are ine(...)

Lucinda Creighton of Fine Gael is congratulated at the count centre in the RDS  on her election to the Dail in 2007.  File  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Lucinda Creighton forfeited both her ministerial office and parliamentary party membership when she defied Fine Gael on abortion legislation in July 2(...)

A room at  the Marker Hotel  where Lucinda Creighton’s press conference is being held.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton is expected to confirm today the launch of a new political party.According to a source, a low-key announcement i(...)

More than one third of TDs have been missing for each vote on the controversial legislation to implement changes to the water charges regime.During tw(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: “We know it was an unacceptable farce; Irish Water was doomed to fail before even one meter was installed.’’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan has accused the Government of failing to understand the impact of austerity on people when introducing water charge(...)

Independent TD Billy Timmins, formerly of Fine Gael, has criticised Sinn Féin’s motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael TD Billy Timmins has criticised Sinn Fein for moving a motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The motion will be debated in(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly’s choice of Greenway cycling and walking trails to provide funding for has been questioned by Independent TD Billy Timmins.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly’s choice of Greenway cycling and walking trails to provide funding for has been questioned by Independent TD B(...)

St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin. “It is bad enough the people of Wicklow have to bypass Loughlinstown Hospital. Now they will also have to bypass St Vincent’s”

TDs in Wicklow and south Dublin have expressed concern over a withdrawal of ambulance transfers for heart attack patients to St Vincent’s hospital.Am(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: Independent TD Billy Timmins claimed the €70 million mentioned by the Minister that will come on stream in 2016 was already included in the HSE five-year capital plan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A row has broken out between two Government departments over Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s capital building plans. Earlier this month, Mr (...)