Labour leader Joan Burton at a meeting in Dublin attended by general election candidates and former TDs. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Labour Party leader Joan Burton has said she will act in the best interests of the party after hearing calls for her immediate resignation at a meeti(...)

A doctored Ged Nash roadside poster on the Ballymakenny Road in Drogheda to make sure Senator Mary Moran gets a mention.

Ged Happy with new hairdo As the picture at the top shows, this column is not overly blessed in the hair department, so we always feel fraternal empa(...)

A report by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection says the role of an SNA is frequently misinterpreted and increasingly involves additional responsibilities. File photograph: Getty Images

Many special needs assistants (SNAs) for children in schools are being required to carry out extra roles in areas such as administration, teaching and(...)

Senator Mary Moran: she called on the congregation “to sit down and listen to the people and their priests – to communicate”

Labour Senator Mary Moran has expressed disappointment at the reception she and others received at the headquarters of the Dominican congregation in T(...)

Paul Dunne’s time at University of Alabama and at Blackrock College in Dublin was mentioned in the Seanad. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA

Golfing boy wonder Paul Dunne has made a lot of Senators very proud, although a number admitted not previously knowing who he was. In the Upper House (...)

 Former minister for justice Alan Shatter’s car is blocked from driving through the front gates of Leinster House by protesters, on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The female garda who was knocked unconscious at Wednesday’s water charges protest outside Leinster House which left members of the Oireachtas unable t(...)

Patricia Doherty special needs assistant, with Cian Corrigan and his mother Niamh, at the ABC Club preschool in Dunboyne, Co Meath. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Officials charged with overseeing the provision of special needs assistants (SNAs) to children with learning disabilities have clashed over who is res(...)

‘Panti Bliss’ aka Rory O’Neill with John Lyons TD at the Central Count Centre in Dublin Castle, Dublin, where the result of the same sex marriage  referendum was announced. Photograph: PA

All the eastern counties have voted in favour of the amendment on same-sex marriage. This is how it played out in the counties: Meath: “It (...)

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(...)

Ivana Bacik said she hoped colleagues across the House would join her in condemning the violence and acts of criminality that arose during certain protests over the weekend and since. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan described as “heavy-handed thuggery’’ the treatment of the Taoiseach and Tánaiste at public protests.“I do not car(...)