Noel Dempsey: Electorate will decide and Fianna Fáil and others could then look at the options that are open to consideration. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil elders are divided on whether the party should join a coalition as the junior party after the next election, which would raise the prospec(...)

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance. Mary O’Rourke (above) said she believed Mr Lenihan’s version of events over that of the former European Central Bank President.

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance.Mary O’Rou(...)

John McGuinness, Fianna Fáil’s senior man in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency, has jetted off to the Canaries for a week in the sun as the party’s byelection campaign is getting into gear. Photograph: David Sleator

The Government fired the starting gun for the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection on Wednesday. It’s all hands to the pumps for the political parties. E(...)

Brian Lenihan’s brother, former TD and minister of state Conor Lenihan: “The matter is in the hands of my lawyer.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The family of the late Brian Lenihan are seeking legal advice following the Oireachtas banking inquiry’s refusal to allow them to give evidence.Mr Le(...)

Former tánaiste and minister for education  Mary Coughlan and former taoiseach Brian Cowen. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Soldiers of Destiny are out in force today for their ardfheis in the RDS. They will have a lot to say about the IBRC controversy causing ru(...)

 Claire Byrne on the set of her live current affais show on RTE: ‘We have a concern about what the agenda is,’ said a Fianna Fáil source. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Fianna Fáil is considering making a complaint to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over its treatment on the Claire Byrne Live show on Monday. (...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister  Mary O’Rourke. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Former Fianna Fáil minister Mary O’Rourke has said she and her nephew, Conor Lenihan, may have “matters of importance” to contribute to the banking i(...)

Pat Kenny with Eason group head of marketing Brendan Corbett, at the launch of the Eason Book Club, a segment on Kenny’s Newstalk show.

Eason has teamed up with Newstalk for a monthly book club segment that will run on The Pat Kenny Show. The books chosen for review will be discussed b(...)

The working group on Seanad reform chaired by the former leader of the House and current Chancellor of the National University of Ireland, Maurice Manning, has recommended that work begin immediately on legislation to give effect to the recommendations.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

All Irish citizens including emigrants and residents of Northern Ireland should be allowed to vote in Seanad elections according to an official report(...)

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, Sinn Féin: said the proposals for Irish citizens living abroad fell far short of what people wanted and deserved. Photograph: Alan Betson

Proposals to extend Seanad voting rights to emigrants and people living in the North are unlikely to be implemented before the election due early nex(...)