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

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(...)