Face-off: participants in the Robinhoodtax.ie protest wear Enda Kenny and Micheál Martin masks outside the Dáil. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

All afternoon, they sat and faced each other across the floor as a pointless dance went on around them. Enda Kenny, when not looking vaguely in Miche(...)

Just one Independent TD - Michael Lowry - supported Enda Kenny in the Dáil vote for taoiseach on Wednesday afternoon. As expected, the acting Taoisea(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen, ‘superb displays of shape throwing and mandate-standing in the ‘bruiserweight’ category’. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hello, and welcome to Leinster House for the 2016 Shape-Throwing Championships. You join us today as the preliminary stages come to a close. And wha(...)

Independent TD Joan Collins; Maria Walsh; National Women’s Council director Orla O’Connor; Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell; Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan; Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers; and Ivana Bacik at the women’s day event at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Women politicians now account for 22 per cent of the membership of the 32nd Dáil, up from 15 per cent of the last one. Several of them turned up at (...)

Newly elected Independent TD Catherine Connolly, a committed cyclist, leaving the Galway West count centre last weekend. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Máire Geoghegan-Quinn became the first woman to hold a Cabinet post since 1922, this newspaper recorded that the “tiresome comparisons with Count(...)

Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

The Mayo count centre at the  Royal Theatre, Castlebar, where  Lisa Chambers and Dara Calleary, both  Fianna Fáil, arrive  for  the count. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

Lisa Chambers is one of the new breed of rising young Fianna Fáil politicians who have emerged under the leadership of Micheál Martin, of whom she is (...)

In a new survey, 22 candidates expressed views on abortion that differed from the position provided by their party.

A survey of parties and candidates has found that abortion is the issue with the highest level of internal disagreement within parties. The survey c(...)

Fine Gael was represented at the TV3 People’s Debate  by local TD Michelle Mulherin.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was criticised on Monday night for not turning up to a televised debate in his Mayo constituency just days after he took a swipe (...)