Sinn Féin party whip, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD with Louise O’Reilly TD present Sinn Féin’s submission on political reform to the All-Party Oireachtas Committee at Leinster House. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin has said it will press for the introduction of universal voting rights in the new Seanad, which will be elected next month. Aengus Ó Snoda(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Paschal Mooney (right): said rural people could see the impact of Government policies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Claims by Fianna Fáil Senators that the Government has abandoned rural Ireland led to sharp exchanges. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly said some 20 GP(...)

 Senator David Norris: “I always assume my phone is tapped” and “that somebody is listening”.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Independent Senator David Norris has has said the question of phones being tapped is always raised in connection with journalists but never for priva(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: acknowledged criticisms by  Ivana Bacik and  Trevor Ó Clochartaigh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A call has been made for gardaí to detain and deport “undesirable people” entering the State. Fianna Fáil Senator Paschal Mooney made the call duri(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate Paschal Mooney: said he was glad the parties in the North had seen a little bit of reality. Photograph: Collins

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan has warned against exaggerating the significance of the new Stormont deal. He said he would give it a cautious we(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Paschal Mooney said that “not a single line appeared on the television sports results” last Sunday night about the Connacht senior ladies’ football final

A call has been made for RTÉ television to change its policy where every news bulletin, “starts with the result of English Premier League matches” in(...)

The IABA delegation arrive at the Oireachtas: Ciarán Kirwan director, CEO Fergal Carruth, president Pat Ryan and chairman Joe Christle. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

At around the time Fergal Carruth was denying for the third time in the Oireachtas that his position as chief executive of the Irish Amateur Boxing(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton at the launch of local authority plans for the Ireland 2016 Centenary programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

In the end it’ll be blamed on the media. The media made him do it. Due to the frenzy of speculation whipped up by journalists, it was impossible to ge(...)

Senator David Norris: said the byelection  to fill Jimmy Harte’s seat was a  “complete farce with only 100 voters”

Seanad leader Maurice Cummins has told the Upper House there are at least four months to go before a general election. Mr Cummins said they had 28 Bi(...)

Senator Paschal Mooney said An Post was “inherently inefficient” in collecting the licence fee.

Fine Gael Senator Michael Mullins has called for a Seanad debate on the funding of public service broadcasting. He said figures showed that 87 per cen(...)