Full list of candidates Even before the first salvoes were fired in this local election, Fine Gael lost a seat in the Taoiseach’s constituency.(...)

Eoin McFadden (centre left) carrying the remains of his mother Nicky Mc Fadden into at Our Lady’s Queen of Peace Church, Coosan, Athlone for funeral Mass. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were among hundreds of mourners in attendance today at the Funeral of Nicky McFadden, the (...)

Independent Senator Feargal Quinn’s Bill was for the banning of upward only rent reviews.

The Government suffered an embarrassing defeat in the Seanad last night on the eve of the referendum to scrap the Upper House. Ahead of polling(...)

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames and Senator Paul Bradford outside the Dail after voting against the Government yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The inaugural session of the Seanad Summer School opened in Kildare Street yesterday.This year’s theme: Whither the Upper House?They’ll know the answe(...)

President Higgins: seven individuals on the council are chosen by the President

Final preparations were under way at Áras an Uachtaráin last night for the first meeting of the Council of State since President Michael D Higgins (...)

Even by the Seanad’s high standards, Marc MacSharry’s capacity for pomposity is quite something.

Senator Marc MacSharry from Sligo has a big interest in amateur dramatics, but he isn’t very good at it.Hams have been known to ask him for his autogr(...)