Cathaoirleach  Paddy Burke of Fine Gael holds the casting vote in the Seanad. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government looks increasingly likely to win the crucial Seanad vote on the Water Services Bill this evening. At least three of the Independent Sen(...)

Cllr Jimmy Harte who was found unconscious at Newmarket Square last year, is continuing to make progress. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Labour Senator Jimmy Harte, who suffered significant head injuries in a fall in Dublin last year, is continuing to make progress, according to his fam(...)

Senator Jimmy Harte. Shock expressed by colleagues at his injuries suffered in a fall.

Senators expressed their shock yesterday at the injury suffered by Labour Senator Jimmy Harte (55) in a fall in Dublin last weekend.On the Order of Bu(...)

Labour Party Senator Jimmy Harte from Donegal: in a critical but stable condition. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Doctors are monitoring Labour Senator Jimmy Harte on an hourly basis as he remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition. The Donegal politic(...)

Senator Jimmy  Harte (55) had been attending the Republic of Ireland v Latvia football international friendly at the Aviva stadium in Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Friday evening, after which he was injured. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the circumstances in which Senator Jimmy Harte (Lab) was found unconscious in the street with life-threatening head injuries beli(...)

Labour Party Jimmy Harte from Donegal. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Senator Jimmy Harte is seriously ill in hospital after being discovered on a street in Dublin with head injuries in the early hours of the morning.The(...)

When did you start running and why?I played a lot of football when I was younger and then in 1988, when I was 30, I started to do a bit of recreationa(...)

 Micheál Martin TD, with Sen Sean Barrett, and Michael McDowell, SC at the Central Count Centre, in the Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The No vote for abolition of the Seanad “will be a very hard lesson for the Government that you can’t govern by focus group”, according to Democracy M(...)

Michael McDowell and former Green Party minister Eamon Ryan at the count centre in Dublin Castle.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Donegal Labour Senator Jimmy Harte had the best line of the weekend when he called the Seanad Referendum “the costliest after-dinner speech in history(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn proposed Bill to ban upward-only rent reviews. Photograph Dara Mac Dónaill

The Labour Senators who prompted a Government defeat in the Seanad by failing to vote against a Private Members’ Bill have insisted they did not set o(...)