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sold to Ben Dunne in 2008 but plans to develop it as a gym met with significant local opposition and untimately were withdrawn.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(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister Mary Hanafin has denied saying  her party stands for nothing.

Former Fianna Fáil minister Mary Hanafin has denied telling a branch meeting her party stands for nothing.Ms Hanafin said comments attributed to her i(...)

Mary Hanafin and Micheal Martin  at unveiling of the Fianna Fail party’s programme of events to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Mary Hanafin is now expected to be the only former senior Fianna Fail minister outside the Dail seeking a party nomination to contest the next general(...)

Sunrise over Dalkey island. PegasusLife had sought permission to build six blocks of 57 apartments at Dalkey Manor a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Dalkey village

A developer behind a five-storey retirement complex outside Dalkey village in Co Dublin has withdrawn its application for planning permission after(...)

The baths, in use for more than 150 years, will not be reopened. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 2:24

Redevelopment of Dún Laoghaire’s Victorian baths, which have been derelict for almost 20 years, has been given the go-ahead by the Department of the E(...)

British developers PegasusLife propose to demolish Dalkey Manor and build six apartment blocks on an almost one-hectare site a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Dalkey village

The Department of Arts and Heritage has raised concerns over plans to build a six-block apartment complex of up to five storeys just outside Dalkey vi(...)