Former minister Mary Hanafin who has been added to the Fianna Fáil ticket in  the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown constituency. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has added Councillor Mary Hanafin to the ticket in Dún Laoghaire. Ms Hanafin had narrowly lost out at the selection convention to council(...)

Former minister Mary Hanafin is thought to have the support of the majority of long-serving Fianna Fáil activists  in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The outcome of tonight’s selection convention to choose Fianna Fáil’s candidate for the Dún Laoghaire constituency could be much closer than has been (...)

Senior FF figures are eager for the Dún Laoghaire candidate to be former minister Mary Hanafin. Photograph: The Irish Times

As Fianna Fáil appears poised to select former minister Mary Hanafin to contest the general election, the party believes it will defeat any legal chal(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with Mary Fitzpatrick, who won automatic selection last week to be the sole candidate in her Dublin constituency, and Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil’s strict application of its gender quota rules has resulted in another two women gaining selection as general election candidates withou(...)

Cormac Devlin:  “If people are being told they must select a certain gender, I think that is wrong. The members should be supreme and they should be respected by the party.”

Fianna Fáil councillor Cormac Devlin has warned he will take legal action against the party if it issues a directive to select a female candidate in (...)

Cllrs Sean Haughey and Deirdre Heney  at the recent FF Dublin Bay North selection convention. There is major division in party  over whether Mr Haughey should be added to ticket. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A number of high-profile Fianna Fáil candidates, including Seán Haughey, will learn in the coming days if they will be automatic selections on the pa(...)

Seán Haughey and Deirdre Heney:  The former junior minister  lost the Dublin Bay North selection convention to Dublin city councillor Deirdre Heney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A meeting of senior Fianna Fáil strategists next weekend is to begin finalising the party’s approach to candidates and tickets for the general electi(...)

The former Presentation Brothers sports ground in Glasthule was sold to Ben Dunne in 2008 but plans to develop it as a gym met with significant local opposition and untimately were withdrawn. Photograph: Eric Luke

Seven years after a High Court battle and an abortive €5 million bid by businessman Ben Dunne to turn it into a gym, the fate of a south Dublin field(...)

Swimmers have been warned to avoid White Rock Beach in Killiney following the discovery of E Coli. Photograph: Getty Images

White Rock Beach in Killiney, south Dublin has been temporarily closed to swimmers following the discovery of E Coli. Tests carried out on Monday, Jun(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward arrives triumphantly at the Dáil after his win in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, and Senator Averil Power announces her resignation from Fianna Fáil at Government Buildings. Photographs: Colin Keegan/Collins; Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two events over the course of the week have suggested Fianna Fáil’s renewal drive is beginning to lose steam: the election of a member of the old guar(...)