Comments posted by the wife of former taoiseach Brian Cowen in which she  accused Fianna Fáil councillor Mary Hanafin (right) of being disloyal to party leader Micheál Martin.

Fianna Fáil members have reacted angrily to the leaking of comments made by the wife of former taoiseach Brian Cowen on a private Facebook page. Mary(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil will not enter coalition with Fine Gael because it would leave Sinn Féin in “pole position” to lead a future government, one of the party’(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien was among the coffin-bearers, as the remains of PJ Mara, the former government press secretary, were removed to St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

A Requiem Mass for Patrick Joseph (PJ) Mara, the former government press secretary and Fianna Fáil strategist, has taken place in Dublin. Former tao(...)

Three pieces of the roof of the former Glenalbyn swimming pool in Stillorgan in Dublin were brought to a Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on Monday night.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Three pieces of the roof of the former Glenalbyn swimming pool in Stillorgan in Dublin were brought to a Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on Mond(...)

Former minister Mary Hanafin who has been added to the Fianna Fáil ticket in  the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown constituency. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has added Councillor Mary Hanafin to the ticket in Dún Laoghaire. Ms Hanafin had narrowly lost out at the selection convention to council(...)

Former minister Mary Hanafin is thought to have the support of the majority of long-serving Fianna Fáil activists  in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The outcome of tonight’s selection convention to choose Fianna Fáil’s candidate for the Dún Laoghaire constituency could be much closer than has be(...)

Senior FF figures are eager for the Dún Laoghaire candidate to be former minister Mary Hanafin. Photograph: The Irish Times

As Fianna Fáil appears poised to select former minister Mary Hanafin to contest the general election, the party believes it will defeat any legal chal(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with Mary Fitzpatrick, who won automatic selection last week to be the sole candidate in her Dublin constituency, and Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil’s strict application of its gender quota rules has resulted in another two women gaining selection as general election candidates witho(...)

Cormac Devlin:  “If people are being told they must select a certain gender, I think that is wrong. The members should be supreme and they should be respected by the party.”

Fianna Fáil councillor Cormac Devlin has warned he will take legal action against the party if it issues a directive to select a female candidate in (...)

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(...)