Labour TD Arthur Spring has told the party’s conference that Labour brought Fine Gael with it on many issues. File  photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Labour has brought Fine Gael with it on many issues, Kerry Labour TD Arthur Spring told the party’s conference in Killarney.He said Labour had introdu(...)

Senator Mary Moran: “On a personal level, because I have a son who often uses respite services in a residential unit, I felt it very deeply, as did many of the parents who contacted me.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/Irish Times

Labour Senator Mary Moran said she was disappointed not to get a seconder in the Seanad for an emergency debate on the mistreatment of residents in t(...)

The strength of opinion at the meeting of the Labour parliamentary party was such that Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton arranged an immediate meeting between concerned TDs and Senators and Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte.

There were sharp exchanges at a private meeting of Labour TDs and Senators last night over the post office network, as well as some criticism a(...)

Paschal Donohoe: Exceptional delays in accessing the helpline

The Revenue Commissioners have answered more than 700,000 telephone calls and replied to more than 200,000 letters or emails relating to the property (...)

How the Seanad voted on the Thirty-Second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Eireann) Bill 2013, allowing a referendum on the future o(...)

Labour Senator Marie Moloney made an appeal to the Cathaoirleach to ’stop this kind of talking here.’

Language used during the Seanad abortion legislation debate has been described as “absolutely disgraceful”.Labour Senator Marie Moloney made an appeal(...)

Senator Darragh O’Brien: remarks “deeply, deeply upset” him

Fianna Fáil Senators clashed during heated exchanges over graphic remarks about abortion made by some members of the party.The party’s Seanad leader, (...)

Fidelma Healy-Eames was one of two Fine Gael senators to defy the party whip on the legislation

The Government had an overwhelming majority of 41 to 15 in the first Seanad vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.Two Fine Gael senator(...)

Senator Jim Walsh: He is not a man to mince his words, known for his graphic and gruesome accounts of what is done to foetuses in the womb

Look carefully today at the women around you. All those damaged, drug-addled, alcoholic, self-harming, depressed, sex-addicted, suicidal women. Becaus(...)

Even by the Seanad’s high standards, Marc MacSharry’s capacity for pomposity is quite something.

Senator Marc MacSharry from Sligo has a big interest in amateur dramatics, but he isn’t very good at it.Hams have been known to ask him for his autogr(...)