Fianna Fáil councillor Jack Chambers has argued that the application by nine delegates to move back into Dublin West comes “at the eleventh hour” and goes against the party’s principles of one-member one-vote. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photograpy

An internal row has blown up between the two leading contenders to be the Fianna Fáil candidate in Dublin West for the general election. Ahead (...)

Austin Stacks’  Kieran Donaghy celebrates in front of Brendan Rodgers of Slaughtneil after the Kerry champins scored a point. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Slaughneil 1-14 Austin Stacks 2-10 One kick of a ball was the winning and the losing of this one, a fiercely competitive clash in O’Moore Park (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien said the blockade of Fingal county councillors was an attack on democracy. Photograph: David Sleator

Fianna Fáil has claimed the blockading of Fingal county councillors after a local authority meeting last week “is obviously going to be a trend acros(...)

Carlow’sHugh Gahan: landed a 39th minute goal at Netwatch Cullen Park. Photograph: Inpho

London pushed Carlow all the way in this fog-shrouded tie at Netwatch Cullen Park yesterday, with second half goals from Hughie Gahan and Darragh O’B(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien: takeover bid was “no coincidence”.  Photograph: David Sleator

The State’s 25.1 per cent shareholding in Aer Lingus cannot currently guarantee the retention of the airline’s Heathrow airport slots, Minister for Tr(...)

Senator Mary Moran: “On a personal level, because I have a son who often uses respite services in a residential unit, I felt it very deeply, as did many of the parents who contacted me.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/Irish Times

Labour Senator Mary Moran said she was disappointed not to get a seconder in the Seanad for an emergency debate on the mistreatment of residents in t(...)

 Seanad leader Maurice Cummins says report will not be replicating and duplicating work that was already done. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The establishment by the Taoiseach of a Seanad reform working group has been defended in the Upper House against Opposition criticism that no members(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: said that Irish Water was  necessary as an infrastructural  utility. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said he would not rule out holding a referendum to ensure Irish Water stays in public ownership.He was sp(...)

Independent John Crown sought the Minister’s attendance to give the timeline for the provision of anti-hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More than 70,000 people had their medical cards removed in the past year and more than 17,000 were from people over 70, the Seanad was told.Fianna Fá(...)

David Norris: company ‘has 2,000 extra passenger workers’. Photograph: Frank Miller

It was extraordinary that Irish Water was talking about bonuses for a “rotten worker”, Independent Senator David Norris said. “The company has 2,000 (...)