Dublin city councillor Mary Fitzpatrick has been selected as Fianna Fail’s Dublin candidate for the upcoming European elections. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has selected Dublin city councillor and former general election candidate Mary Fitzpatrick as the party’s candidate in the capital for the(...)

Jim Higgins MEP: “There never was any pressure – good, bad or indifferent”.

Fine Gael is unlikely to divide up the vast Midlands- North-West constituency between its two candidates in the European election, placing sitting MEP(...)

Former minister for education Mary Hanafin: ruled out seeking nomination to run for Europe. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Former minister for education Mary Hanafin says she is supporting Dublin city councillor Mary Fitzpatrick in the contest to be Fianna Fáil’s candidate(...)

Mary Fitzpatrick: “I think it will be a very important election for Fianna Fáil and for the people of Dublin.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Expectation is building in Fianna Fáil circles that Dublin councillor Mary Fitzpatrick will seek the party’s nomination to contest the European electi(...)

“Few TDs are perceived to be more holier-than-thou than Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Labour Party TD for Dublin Bay North.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish psyche can be a hard thing to fathom at the best of times. A politician might be up to all kind of things but will only be utterly condemned(...)

Senator Averil Power: is “seriously considering” being a candidate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Dublin Senator Averill Power is considering whether she will enter the race to become Fianna Fáil’s candidate in next year’s European Parliament (...)

Anne Doyle and her partner Dan McGrattan at a  funeral last year. Ms Doyle retired from RTÉ almost two years ago. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former newscaster Anne Doyle has spurned an approach from Fianna Fáil to contest the European elections next year. Ms Doyle, who retired from RTÉ almo(...)

John O’Shea former CEO of GOAL photographed at the funeral of Mr Justice Kevin Feeney at the Sacred Heart Church, Donnybrook, Dublin, today. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The four passions of Justice Kevin Feeney’s life “were family, friendship, work and sport,” recalled President of the High Court Justice Nicholas K(...)