Newly elected Fianna Fáil TD for Carlow Kilkenny, Deputy Bobby Aylward (wearing purple tie)  arriving at Leinster House  with Micheál Martin and members of the Fianna Fáil Party. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Instead of being allowed to bask in the glow of referendum and byelection victories, Micheál Martin has been immediately brought down to earth by the (...)

Catherine Murphy: her comments in the Dáil were published on the Oireachtas website. Photograph: Alan Betson

Houses of the Oireachtas sources claim Independent TD Catherine Murphy did not abuse Dáil rules or privilege when making comments about businessman D(...)

 Martin Mansergh pictured at an  Easter Rising commemoration in  Arbour Hill in April. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Martin Mansergh, a former Fianna Fáil minister of state and senior adviser to a number of taoisigh, is attempting a Dáil comeback.He will be among the(...)

A file photograph of former  Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power with party leader Micheál Martin. As she announced her departure from Fianna Fáil, Ms Power said it was “simply not fit for government”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s rare period of political happiness, beginning at 2.20am on Sunday morning when his man claimed victory in the Carl(...)

Gibney’s of Malahide: “Chardonnay is back in fashion”

Malahide has long been considered a chic shopping destination and it’s helped in no small part by a vibrant restaurant and café scene that will keep y(...)

Jack Marrinan: was GRA general secretary for 27 years. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The death has taken place of Jack Marrinan, one of the key figures in the development of the Garda Representative Association (GRA), which represents (...)

Damaged facade of southern range of the stable yard at Abbeville, the former estate of Charles Haughey and family. Photograph: Hughes Planning and Development Consultants

A planning application for the former Dublin residence of late ex-taoiseach Charles Haughey and his family - the Abbeville estate - has revealed the d(...)

The only poll that mattersCharles Haughey made a mantra out of his standard response to opinion polls saying the only one that mattered was the electi(...)

 Leo George Devitt, a  historian from Raheny, Dublin, on board the Celtic Mist, which was once owned by late former taoiseach Charles Haughey. The yacht has opened to the public as part of Dublin Port’s anniversary celebrations. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times 1:25

Celtic Mist, the yacht that was previously owned by the late former taoiseach Charles Haughey, has opened to the public in Dublin. The 56 ft ketch was(...)

Patrick Callaghan, Clontuskert, Galway East, and Michael O’Donoghue, Kilmurry, Cork North West, at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis  in the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 3:13

Recently reminiscing fondly about Charles Haughey, a Fianna Fáil veteran of his era recalled the former taoiseach’s approach to any spell out of gove(...)