Luke “Ming” Flanagan:  had a voting rate of 16 per cent.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Independent MEPs Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Brian Crowley have the worst voting record among Irish MEPs at the European Parliament, new figures show. Da(...)

Ms Justice Yvonne Murphy: to chair   mother-and-baby home commission of inquiry

MEPs will be lobbied tomorrow in Brussels by groups seeking support for a broader remit in terms of reference for the mother-and-baby home commission(...)

Kathleen Lynch: said politicians ‘cannot be expected to carry the argument on their own’ when it comes to the marriage equality referendum. Photograph: Alan Betson

Campaigners for equal marriage rights in the forthcoming referendum should not rely solely on political parties, but should mobilise other groups in (...)

Nessa Childers, whose resignation from Labour left her position in the S&D group untenable last year, has rejoined the fold. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As they took their seats in the European Parliament this week, the 751 MEPs elected in the 2014 elections had reasons to feel optimistic. After five y(...)

Brian Crowley: “I wanted to go the last time for the presidency but I didn’t get that chance.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil’s Brian Crowley and Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada were elected as MEPs for Ireland South yesterday. Mr Crowley exceeded the quota on the f(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the Dublin city count and European count, at the RDS in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has rejected Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s claim that the anti-government vote in both the local and European election was bo(...)

Sinn Féin is expected to take a seat with the Labour Party likely to hold their existing one.

With the final tally in Gorey District completed, Fianna Fáil are looking at an increase of two seats. The have rebounded back from just single seat i(...)

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.

Anti austerity campaigners plan to picket University College Cork this afternoon in protest over the university’s decision to award an honorary(...)

Liadh Ni Riada (seated), daughter of late composer Sean Ó Riada, at this year’s Sinn Féin ard fheis at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar, Co Mayo, with  Daisy Mules of Derry city speaking.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin have selected a daughter of iconic composer and musician Sean Ó Riada to contest next year’s European Parliament elections for the party in (...)