Alex White: claims are being made that roles such his as Minister at his point were  making less and less sense in absence of a government. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Senior Labour Party figures have said they want the party to “pull the plug” and resign from Government soon. As talks on government-formation cont(...)

Labour’s Aodhan O’Riordain who lost his Dáil seat in the general elecction has been selected to run for the party on the Seanad’s industrial and commercial panel. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Two ministers of State who lost their Dáil seats in the general election, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Kevin Humphreys, have been announced as the Labour Par(...)

 Aodhán Ó Riordáin: battling for   nomination to run for  industrial and commercial panel.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former Labour TDs Kevin Humphreys and Joanna Tuffy are to compete head-to-head for a single nomination to run for the Seanad. And Minister of State (...)

Jack Chambers, who was elected as a Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin West, has been attacked over his appearance and his views on abortion. Photograph: Alan Betson

Around the time of voting day in the general election, Jack Chambers did a strange thing. He stopped posting messages on Twitter and Facebook and swit(...)

 Minister for Education  Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Department of Education has confirmed it will approve the building of a new east Galway secondary school after the project stalled due to concerns(...)

Cry Freedom Frankly, the standard of election literature (don’t call it junk mail) being distributed has been pretty appalling. Fair play, then, to (...)

The original definition of online “trolling” – deliberate espousal of the most outrageous views to elicit a reaction of any sort – has mutated over recent years, so that the word is now used to describe all kinds of ugly behaviour on the internet.

When Mark Reddy spoke this week about the abuse posted on social media following his six-year-old daughter Lara’s performance on the The Late Late Toy(...)

 Senator Lorraine Higgins: “This provision would be particularly pertinent to criminals who specialise in robbing and plundering rural Ireland.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Labour Party Senator has called for criminals targeting rural Ireland to be disqualified from driving. Lorraine Higgins has called on the Office of (...)

Professor Eoin O’Dell told the seminar that both proposed bills would likely be found unconstitutional if enacted by the Oireachtas. Photograph: Getty Images

A leading legal academic has described proposed legislation to create new offences for sending abusive messages on social media networks as ‘proble(...)

 Senator Lorraine Higgins at Pearse Street Garda station: she is making  another statement to gardaí over a man which she says continues to threaten her. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins is to make a further statement to gardaí this week after claiming a man who previously sent her death threats said he(...)