Eamon Gilmore speaking at a press conference in Iveagh House, Dublin, this afternoon, during which he announced his resignation as Labour Party leader: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:58

Eamon Gilmore has announced his resignation as Labour leader in the wake of huge losses for his party at the local and European elections. Mr Gilmore,(...)

The Seanad Chamber: A succession of Labour Senators and TDs declared yesterday that they will vote No on polling day. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael and Labour have diverged sharply in their attitude to dissent within the Government over the referendum to scrap the Seanad. Al(...)