Cllrs Sean Haughey and Deirdre Heney  at the recent FF Dublin Bay North selection convention. There is major division in party  over whether Mr Haughey should be added to ticket. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A number of high-profile Fianna Fáil candidates, including Seán Haughey, will learn in the coming days if they will be automatic selections on the pa(...)

Seán Haughey and Deirdre Heney:  The former junior minister  lost the Dublin Bay North selection convention to Dublin city councillor Deirdre Heney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A meeting of senior Fianna Fáil strategists next weekend is to begin finalising the party’s approach to candidates and tickets for the general electi(...)

Jason Corbett (39) was found dead at his home in North Carolina earlier this month

Hundreds of candles will be lit in Limerick on Tuesday night for two Irish children at the centre of a custody battle in America. Relatives of Jack an(...)

Jason Corbett(39) was found dead at his home in North Carolina last Sunday morning.

The sister of a Limerick man found dead in the US last weekend has said she will not return to Ireland without her brother and his two children. Trace(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin addresses the party’s ardfheis in the RDS.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 1:31

Fianna Fáil is ready to go back into Government, the party leader told its ardfheis in Dublin tonight. Micheál Martin told delegates the party was pre(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Mary Fitzpatrick has attacked the party for its current political strategy. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Dublin city councillor for Fianna Fáil Mary Fitzpatrick has launched a heated attack on the party.Ms Fitzpatrick, who intends on contesting the(...)

Fianna Fáil councillor Jack Chambers has argued that the application by nine delegates to move back into Dublin West comes “at the eleventh hour” and goes against the party’s principles of one-member one-vote. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photograpy

An internal row has blown up between the two leading contenders to be the Fianna Fáil candidate in Dublin West for the general election. Ahead (...)

 TD Jerry Buttimer: “His attendance was a symbolic gesture and sent a powerful message of support for what we are doing.” Photograph: Andres Poveda

Did the Taoiseach know where he was going on Tuesday night?Or was he unwittingly inveigled into that gay drinking emporium by his Cork South Central T(...)

Brian Hayes of Fine Gael at the RDS count yesterday morning. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Anybody who doubts the capacity of politics to surprise should have gone to the RDS in the early hours of this morning. What looked like a relatively (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Set to lead party into the next general election

It happened almost by stealth, but Fianna Fáil is arguably the biggest winner in the local elections. The party has made the biggest gains since the 2(...)