Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward arrives triumphantly at the Dáil after his win in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, and Senator Averil Power announces her resignation from Fianna Fáil at Government Buildings. Photographs: Colin Keegan/Collins; Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two events over the course of the week have suggested Fianna Fáil’s renewal drive is beginning to lose steam: the election of a member of the old guar(...)

Fianna Fáil has selected a former president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association, Jackie Cahill (above) to contest the the new five-seat Tipperary constituency in the general election. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil has selected a former president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association to contest the the new five-seat Tipperary constituency i(...)

Former minister and long-time government adviser Dr Martin Mansergh will tonight begin an attempted return to the Dáil when he aims to become a Fianna Fáil candidate for the newly-united Tipperary constituency. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Former minister and long-time government adviser Dr Martin Mansergh will tonight begin an attempted return to the Dáil when he aims to become a Fianna(...)

 Martin Mansergh pictured at an  Easter Rising commemoration in  Arbour Hill in April. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Martin Mansergh, a former Fianna Fáil minister of state and senior adviser to a number of taoisigh, is attempting a Dáil comeback.He will be among the(...)

Charles Haughey greets Geraldine Kennedy at the 1983 Fianna Fáil ardfheis. She had earlier been advised that her security could not be guaranteed at the event. Photograph: Jack McManus

Charlie is the political thriller about contemporary Ireland. For anyone who lived through even some of the Haughey years –from the mid-1960s, 1970, t(...)

Staff and postgraduates from the Department of Earth and Ocean Science in  NUI Galway in 2005 moving the canoe into a specially constructed storage crate, under the watchful guidance of consultant collections manager James Reynolds (who is now with the Galway City Museum).

A First Nations community in Canada which had campaigned for Ireland’s repatriation of its 19th-century canoe now fears that the artefact may be ship(...)

The original canoe leaving NUIG for canada

It can take four days to find a suitable tree for the type of birchbark canoe a native American community once built to transport moose and fish.It mi(...)

John Hume: the SDLP leader briefed Mr Reynolds, telling him that the broad philosophy of Hume-Adams could only have a chance if the British and Irish governments bought into it. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Albert Reynolds prided himself on having a hard-nosed political philosophy that he successfully brought to Northern Ireland and the peace process. Whe(...)

Dr Martin Mansergh, who delivered the graveside oration, at the grave of Roger Casement in Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

TheStability of Northern Irish institutions should not be threatened by electoral considerations in the Republic, Dr Martin Mansergh has said. Former (...)

Official Ireland, in the form of governments North or South, is not in proselytising mode. At least, when it comes to Scottish independence. Nor, i(...)