Kevin Kilbane visited Leinster House this week in the company of Mayo TD Michael Ring. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

So Enda came out on Thursday night and named the day for the same-sex marriage referendum. It’s May 22nd.And he was the toast of Longford as a result,(...)

Sen Ronan Mullen: said some babies diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities went on to live for months and even years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There were heated exchanges in the Seanad when Independent Ronan Mullen criticised the abortion Bill defeated in the Dáil on Tuesday.The Bill, introdu(...)

Four days before the last general election Ruairí Quinn was bounced into signing a pledge not to increase the third-level student contribution. Whatev(...)

Galway’s Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames, a member of the Reform Alliance, has written to Mr Higgins asking that he refer the Bill giving effect to water charges to the Council of State, the advisory group to the President. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Another group of Oireachtas members has written to President Michael D Higgins asking that he decline to sign the Water Services Bill into law and ins(...)

Part of the water charges protest in Dublin earlier this month. ‘The Government seemed somewhat taken aback by the size of the marches and the depth of anger and disillusionment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the first Dáil sitting of the New Year and an optimistic Enda Kenny couldn’t speak highly enough of the wonder that was soon to be Irish Water.(...)

Katherine Zappone: said every Senator could highlight statistics in their own community, and there were 173 people homeless in the South County Dublin Council area

More than 160 homeless people are living “in the shadow of Leinster House”, the Seanad heard following the death of homeless man John Corrie (43) on (...)

Newly elected TD for Dublin West Paul Murphy is pictured outside Leinster House prior to taking up his seat in the Dáil today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The two TDs elected in Friday’s byelections took their seats in the Dáil chamber this afternoon in advance of the Budget.Independent TD Michael Fitzma(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Born in Galway City and brought up in Salthill, Gerard Craughwell wanted to sign up for the Irish Army as a teenager but a Passionist priest uncle bas(...)

Independent  Gerard Craughwell speaking after his election. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

It says a lot about the state of politics in this country when the main Government party loses a Seanad election it should have won by a mile and t(...)

Gerry Craughwell has  beaten John McNulty in the Seanad byelection 2:20

Victorious Seanad byelection candidate and former member of the British Army Gerard Craughwell has paid tribute to Sinn Féin TDs and Senators for supp(...)