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(...)

 Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan will bring the Bill to the weekly Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government is expected to approve a Bill today that will compel schools to publish their admission policies and will also ban the seeking of de(...)

Actors Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack at a protest against the sale of State forests in Avondale, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke

The return to the State from the sell-off of Coillte’s harvesting rights would have been far too low to justify it going ahead, a source close to the (...)

The proposed law would provide for better access to land for walkers

A new law designed to guarantee and provide better access to Ireland’s mountains, wilderness and countryside for walkers, cyclists and runners is bein(...)