Paschal Donohoe: Under pressure to retain his seat in Dublin Central

The substantial churn of TDs at the last general election saw a number of ministers lose their seats. The biggest ever cull of office-holders conduct(...)

Seán Healy, director of Social Justice Ireland, said Stand for Justice event  was a lively discussion that highlighted the four main issues of public services, child poverty, sustainable energy and overseas aid.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ending poverty for Irish children and growing housing problems were hot topics for a cross-party panel of eight politicians and an audience at a Stand(...)

 Willie O’Dea: “I think it’s totally inappropriate. I think it’s absolutely inappropriate. Frankly I’ve never heard anything like it.” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John Delaney’s decision to seek electoral support for Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly ha(...)

Potential social welfare recipients must wait almost half a year on average to find out if they are eligible for certain payments following oral appea(...)

There has been growing pressure on Fianna Fáil councillor Jerry O’Dea,  the Metropolitan Mayor of Limerick,  to make a fuller statement on the circumstances surrounding a collision he was involved in last December. File photograph: Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil councillor Jerry O’Dea has confirmed he approached gardaí about the status of a car crash he was involved in before he was elected Metropo(...)

The famous poster depicting Sgt Michael O’Leary VC which was used to recruit Irish nationalists. Library of Congress.

On February 1st 1915, the Irish Guards were attacking a stretch of the La Bassée canal in northern France near the Belgian border. Lance Corporal Mich(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea told the Dáil he will not give Irish Water his PPS number. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea told Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly in the Dáil tonight that he will not be giving Irish Water his PPS number.“I (...)

 Willie O’Dea, FF spokesman on Social Protection, with Mary White, Averil Power and Timmy Dooley outside the Dáil yesterday to support the free travel pass scheme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton insisted in the Dáil last night that the Government had no plans to withdraw the free travel (...)

Fianna Fáil social protection spokesman Willie O’Dea: ‘the group should have been much more visible in the past month.’ Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Government has defended the decision of the National Emergency Coordination Group not to hold until yesterday its first plenary meeting in respons(...)

The party’s social protection spokesman Willie O’Dea said the Pensions (Amendment) Bill 2013 was too little too late. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Some 50,000 people who paid into defined benefit pension schemes that have since wound up will be left with nothing as a result of the exclusion of a (...)