Michelle Mulherin  TD:    she is seen as facing an uphill struggle in Co Mayo, which is dropping from a five-seater to a four-seater for this election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is planning to provide extra resources for candidates it believes are capturing public support ahead of the general election. Party strateg(...)

It’s a fierce big job, sorting out the flooding, the Taoiseach explained to Dáil. “The answer to the problem is multi-faceted.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Young Simon Harris looked very happy on the front bench. Particularly when he found himself a piece of paper and a biro. The Taoiseach was talking awa(...)

Joe Costello TD: said voting pact with Fine Gael was ‘fraught with danger’. Photograph: David Sleator

Figures in both Fine Gael and Labour figures have indicated that co-operation between the parties in the lead-up to the general election will not exte(...)

Labour TD Dominic Hannigan described the situation in Greece as “grave”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The chairman of the Oireachtas EU affairs committee, Dominic Hannigan, has said Ireland will have to “go the extra mile” to keep Greece in the euro(...)

The draft wording sets out a list of guarantees that IAG, headed by Willie Walsh (pictured), must fulfil before any offer can be considered by the Government. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eight Labour Party TDs will submit a motion raising concerns about the IAG bid for Aer Lingus at the party’s national conference in Killarney this we(...)

Clare Daly outside Leinster House following the defeat of the Fatal Foetal Abnormality Bill. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Before explaining why his Government was about to vote down a Bill aimed at helping parents struggling to come to terms with a fatal diagnosis for the(...)

Anne Ferris TD speaking to media on the plinth of Leinster House after the vote last night. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton told Labour TDs and Senators there could be no further abortion measures introduced during the lifetime of this Government becaus(...)

The Dáil is voting on the TD Clare Daly’s Bill allowing for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities.

Independent Socialist Clare Daly’s Bill to allow for abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality was defeated in the Dail by 104 votes to 20 with th(...)

 Clare Daly’s Bill calling for abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities will be put to a vote on Tuesday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Clare Daly’s Bill calling for abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormalities will be put to a vote on Tuesday, and Monday night saw Labour’s Anne (...)

Anne Ferris said “I don’t know if there will be others with me” in defying the Labour whip. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Labour TD is expected to vote against the Government and support a bill calling for abortion to be allowed in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities(...)