Golden Dawn supporters in a rally outside the Greek parliament earlier this month. Greece was the only “bailout” country where the far-right made a breakthrough, the committe heard. EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

Media coverage of the European elections overstated the emergence of a “broad sweep of far-right parties rising across Europe”, a Trinity College Dub(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White who said today the Government’s insistence on a majority on the banking inquiry committee was “giving politics a bad name”

The Government’s move this morning to impose an artificial Coalition majority on the fledgling banking inquiry is simply astonishing. Outraged (...)

Minister of State for Transport Alan Kelly  during his announcement that he will seek election as Labour Party deputy leader. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 2:20

Two new candidates have emerged as contenders for the Labour Party deputy leadership this lunchtime.Minister of State for Research and Innovation Sean(...)

Clockwise from top left: Alan Kelly, Dominic Hannigan, Arthur Spring, Brendan Howlin, Alex White. Centre: Joan Burton.

Joan Burton: The Dublin West TD is the early favourite, and was quick out of the traps on Monday, canvassing backbenchers for support almost immediate(...)

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore speaking on his resignation as Labour Party leader, at Iveagh House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Eamon Gilmore’s decision to resign as Labour Party leader has triggered a leadership race with a raft of early hopefuls, but has also raised serious d(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton arrives at Iveagh House, Dublin, yesterday prior to the announcement of Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as Labour Party leader. Photograph: Eric Luke

The majority of Labour Party TDs are reserving their positions on who to support in the leadership race until all candidates have declared.However, M(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin ran twice for the leadership previously but was defeated by Ruairí Quinn and by Pat Rabbitte. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Labour Party was an early adopter of the one-member one-vote system and it is the ordinary members of the party, not its parliamentarians, who wil(...)

Eamon Gilmore speaking at a press conference in Iveagh House, Dublin, this afternoon, during which he announced his resignation as Labour Party leader: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:58

Eamon Gilmore has announced his resignation as Labour leader in the wake of huge losses for his party at the local and European elections. Mr Gilmore,(...)

Labour candidate Eoin Holmes on a brief visit to the Meath East byelection count centre in Donaghmore, Ashbourne, last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The picture of a devastated Eoin Holmes leaving the count centre after March 2013’s Meath East byelection was one of the defining political pictures o(...)

 Penny and Panti Bliss taking part in a LGBT Dublin Pride Parade. Photograph: Alan Betson

MEPs have called on the European Union to draw up a roadmap to combat homophobia and protect the rights of gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LG(...)