Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin  keep an eye on any announcements of future electoral intentions by the party’s Senators. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has asked the party’s TDs to decide over the summer if they are going to contest the next general election. He will (...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan accepted the second stage of Senator Feargal Quinn’s Bill. Photograph: David Sleator

The Government has accepted legislation by Independent Senator Feargal Quinn requiring the installation of ca(...)

Largo Foods managing director Ray Coyle and Mr Tayto

Crisp-maker Largo Foods is to close its manufacturing facility in Co Donegal with the loss of 140 jobs. The company, which mak(...)

The Family and Life website.

A Fine Gael TD has called for an investigation into a pro-life organisation which brought 13 politicians to New York and Washington last March and is (...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill was investigated by the Standards in Public Office Commission over travel and subsistence claims made between 2006 and 2007.

A Fianna Fáil Senator already investigated by the Standards in Public Office Commission for alleged duplication of expenses claims has now separately (...)

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan:  “We need new blood, but the door isn’t closed entirely.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Attempts by former senior Fianna Fáil office holders to return to elected office are expected to be firmly resisted by party headquarters.“We need can(...)

Denis O’Donovan (FF)  said whitefish quotas were totally inadequate. Photograph: Alan Betson

Denis O’Donovan (FF) called for an urgent debate on the fishing industry. He said the whitefish fleet was at crisis point, adding that in the past (...)

Brian Ó Dómhnaill:  claims Standards in Public Office Commission  is not entitled to deal with the matters  Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has asked the High Court to halt an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into alleged dup(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has asked the High Court to halt an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into alleged duplication of expenses claims.

Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has asked the High Court to halt an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into alleged dupl(...)

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames and Senator Paul Bradford outside the Dail after voting against the Government yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The inaugural session of the Seanad Summer School opened in Kildare Street yesterday.This year’s theme: Whither the Upper House?They’ll know the answe(...)