Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny with the party’s then director of elections Frank Flannery, in 2008. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said former party strategist Frank Flannery is still a friend of his, despite a bitter parting of the ways earlier this ye(...)

Marie Farrell at the Four Courts after giving evidence in a High Court action taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Witness Marie Farrell has denied it was a deception to suggest she and her husband made a huge loss on their house in Schull which they sold for over (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton (right) and Mary Lou McDonald of Sinn Féin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Things are hotting up in the Leinster House jungle. Enda and Joan are now the two most unpopular residents in camp and fighting for their political li(...)

Revenue chairwoman Josephine Feehily after giving evidence to the Committee of Public Accounts on Revenue’s Ansbacher inverstgations. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has accused Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald of using the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for political ends. H(...)

John Deasy: mandatory collective  bargaining would be bad for  Ireland’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Plans to introduce legislation for mandatory collective bargaining were based on a “political whim” and had more to do with the Labour Party’s CV and(...)

Stelian Ciuciu (right), with his children Jennifer, Miriama, Stelian Jnr and Mirabella, representing the Roma community at the anti-racism rally in Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Civic leaders in Waterford have joined with An Garda Síochána to urge people not to take the law into their own hands following incidents last weekend(...)

Dara Calleary: the legislation is “being stretched to include matters linked to media mergers”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fianna Fáil has described as “very odd and slightly suspicious” the inclusion of media merger-related issues in legislation to deal with patents.“I a(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan says he has voted in the Seanad byelection but not for Fine Gael candidate John McNulty.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has confirmed he has voted in the Seanad byelection, but not for Fine Gael candidate John McNulty - who (...)

Breege Coen votes early at the Oakwood Private Nursing Home, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, supervised by presiding officer James Raftery and Garda Liam McBrien  yesterday. Photograph: Mick McCormack

There is less certainty among Fine Gael TDs and Senators that the party’s candidate John McNulty will win the Seanad byelection on Friday following (...)

John McNulty

There are three byelections taking place next week. All have been occasioned by TDs and Senators getting elected to the European Parliament and resign(...)