Former Fianna Fáil minister Conor Lenihan: clearly doesn’t feel his political past is anything to be embarrassed about. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s a story that won’t go away. For all Fianna Fáil’s rebranding efforts, the troublesome past always comes back to haunt it. Tuesday’s edition of(...)

Fianna Fáil Councillor Ivan Connaughton said:  “There will be people who will not be happy with my decision, but I have do what is in the best interest for the people of Roscommon and the people of Galway.”

Fianna Fáil Councillor Ivan Connaughton is considering running as an Independent in the next general election. Mr Connaughton, who ran for the party i(...)

Former  Fianna Fáil TD Conor Lenihan is photographed in RTÉ watching his party leader Micheál Martin being interviewed. Mr Lenihan on Monday said he would consider running for the Dáil again if approached by the party. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Former minister of state Conor Lenihan has said he would consider running for Fianna Fáil again if asked by the party. Mr Lenihan, a brother of the la(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister  Mary O’Rourke. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Former Fianna Fáil minister Mary O’Rourke has said she and her nephew, Conor Lenihan, may have “matters of importance” to contribute to the banking i(...)

Dubliner Susannah de Wrixon will be better known to some for her work on stage and screen, and she certainly brings an actor’s instincts to her deb(...)

Finance Minister Michael Noonan: A&E consultant Dr James Gray noticed the condition of exopthalmus (bulging) of the eye when watching a report of Mr Noonan attending another meeting of EU ministers in Brussels. Mr Noonan later underwent surgery. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The Minister for Finance had already sought medical advice for an eye problem by the time a perceptive surgeon spotted the condition on TV. Michael No(...)

Dublin South West Constituency Profile: The numbers, and everyone working in the constituency, says the Dublin South-West seat is Sinn Féin’s to lose,(...)

Taking shape: the Skolkovo Innovation Centre on the outskirts of Moscow which Russian President Vladimir Putin  points to as an example of how Russia is diversifying its economy away from energy. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Students at Moscow’s new science-focused university crowded into a lecture theatre outside the capital earlier this month to hear Canadian-born Nobel (...)

Meath East Fine Gael TD, Helen McEntee, canvassing with Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael bye-election candidate, Cllr Gabrielle McFadden, in Athlone Town Shopping Centre. 2:00

Mayor of Athlone and Westmeath county councillor Gabrielle McFadden is the favourite to win the Longford-Westmeath byelection.Sister of Nicky McFadde(...)

Elena Baturina at the reopening of the Morrison Hotel following a ¤7 million refurbishment  in 2013. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

FIONA REDDAN The owner of Dublin’s Morrison Hotel saw her wealth decline by $100 million in 2013, according to a survey by Forbes Russia (...)