Clare Daly TD: “I can’t take much more”. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

TDs were distracted as the speeches on the nomination of Enda Kenny for taoiseach were made by the leaders of the nine political parties and groupings(...)

   James Reilly: approached by some in Fine Gael about the possibility of filling a Seanad seat. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A number of former Fine Gael TDs and ministers are hoping to be appointed to the Seanad in the event of Enda Kenny being elected taoiseach. The new t(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace speaks in the Dáil on his visit to refugees in Calais and Dunkirk.

Independent TD Mick Wallace broke down in the Dáil while talking about a recent meeting with refugees in Calais and Dunkirk in France. Mr Wallace, w(...)

Fine Gael’s Michael Noonan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has estimated there could be an additional €10 billion to €11 billion available for public spending between next y(...)

Micheál Martin said he and Enda KEnny agreed they would speak next week. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fine Gael has insisted acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny is willing and ready to meet Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin to initate negotiations on the forma(...)

Marie O’Connor, chairwoman of  Survivors of Symphysiotomy, outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

TDs and Senators have called on the State redress scheme for women who have survived symphysiotomy to clarify what is happening to their records. Rep(...)

Economist Fergal O’Brien said: “If we rely fully on the financing of our water infrastructure from general taxation, it simply won’t happen in the bad times.” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Relying on financing the State’s water infrastructure from general taxation would mean “it simply won’t happen” in bad times, an economist in the busi(...)

Renua  failed to elect one any candidates, including Lucinda Creighton, viewed as one of the most recognisable and vocal TDs against abortion.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It won’t go unnoticed amongst marriage equality campaigners that several candidates who were to the fore during last year’s referendum failed to get e(...)

Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael’s deputy campaign director for the marriage referendum who revealed he was gay in 2012, was ousted in Cork South -Central

Many liberal standard-bearers lost their seats in the general election, which took place less than a year after the groundbreaking same-sex marriage r(...)

Thomas Pringle

Thomas Pringle (48) from Killybegs, Co Donegal is an Independent left-wing politician who was first elected to the Dáil in 2011. He was first elected(...)