Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  (centre) with Jim O’Callaghan SC (left) legal advisor and justice spokesperson Niall Collins at Leinster House in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil will enter this election debating whether it wants to be the strongest opposition party in Leinster House or the smaller party in Governme(...)

Housing issues are a priority for a significant proportion of candidates from all the left-wing parties and Fianna Fáil

Housing and health are the issues most frequently cited as priorities by election candidates, according to a new survey. Candidates from all parties (...)

Sarah Byrne, Sophie Spence, Jenny Egan, Katie Walsh, Niamh Briggs, Kylie Murphy, Noelle Lenihan, Madeline Perry, Gráinne Dwyer. Front row (l-r):  Ann Marie McGlynn, Briege Corkery, Catherina McKiernan, Rena Buckley, Katie Taylor, Leona Maguire at the  2015 Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year  at the  Shelbourne Hotel.

There’s a story in Mary White’s book Relentless that begins with Rena Buckley driving through Macroom on a Saturday night in 2011. It’s just short of (...)

This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

THE BEST  No Borders – Playing Rugby For Ireland by Tom English (Arena Sport, €31.60) Oral histories are tricky to get right. An oral history (...)

John Leonard with his book Dub Sub Confidential at the award ceremony in the  Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The oldest (and dullest) question for an author is where the idea for their book came from. Still has to be asked though, and so when we gathered aro(...)

John Leonard (L) was the perennial back-up to Dublin goalkeeper John Leonard. Photograph: Inpho

Former Dublin substitue goalkeeper John Leonard’s autobiography Dub Sub Confidential has been named the inaugural Setanta Sports Book of the year. Le(...)

Senator Mary White says Dublin residents have complained to her about being placed in the wrong postal district. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil Senator Mary White has claimed the new Eircode system is placing householders in the wrong geographical area. She told the Seanad that Dub(...)

Senator Mary White: ‘Ireland is most ageist in the world.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is the most ageist country in the world, Fianna Fáil Senator Mary White has said. “I do not notice it myself – I am very lucky – but it is en(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Fine Gael think-in in Adare, Co Limerick, where the party hoped to break the Curse of the Challenge of the Upturn. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

With a general election just around the corner, best feet were belting forward at all the think-ins. The main parties will be pleased to have survi(...)

Fine Gael TD Olivia Mitchell: will confirm her intention not to contest the forthcoming party selection convention for the Dublin-Rathdown constituency today. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael veteran Olivia Mitchell is to announce her retirement from politics today. Ms Mitchell will confirm her intention not to contest the forthc(...)