Maureen O’Sullivan: “There is a new drug on the streets now called ice, and it’s ravaging communities. The people working to help addicts and their families need more resources, not fewer.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sit-in bumps Maureen O’Sullivan off the agenda When Mary Lou McDonald threw Gerry’s teddy bears out of the Sinn Féin pram on Thursday, she did no favo(...)

At a time when he should be concentrating on rebuilding the Fianna Fáil Mícheál Martin has been dealing with an  exhausting series of challenges from within the party.

Fianna Fáil is now a small party that sporadically operates like the colossus of Irish politics it once was. Since shortly before the game-changing 20(...)

Garda whistleblower John Wilson: will become MEP if Ming Flanagan is elected and subsequently stands down. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Garda whistleblower, a former world champion athlete, a security analyst, two former TDs, a host of current Senators and a prominent political tweet(...)

Harry Blaney:  Noreen Blaney said her father, who died on Monday aged 85, was always happiest at home on the farm, despite his period as a TD, a county councillor and even in his younger days spending a period in Glasgow on a football trial for Celtic.

A group of veteran Fianna Fáil stalwarts and Blaneyites gathered outside the Catholic church at Massmount on the beautiful Fan(...)

Former Fianna Fail leader Charles Haughey addresses a party Ard Fheis

The 73rd Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis begins tonight in the RDS in Dublin. The event has long been a highlight of the political year for a party that (...)