Poster of the Week: a hand-made black-and-white creation up on a pole on the main street in Naas, in the heart of Kildare horsey country.

All is fair when love is war, it seems.And it certainly applies when it comes to marriage equality referendum posters. Two in particular are causing a(...)

FF’s Daragh O’Brien told the Seanad Fianna Fáil had argued against the inclusion of the veto in the personal insolvency legislation and, unfortunately, the issue had come home to roost.

Families across the country were living in fear of their homes being repossessed, Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien said.“This is ridiculous in a mo(...)

Anti-fracking protesters at a demonstration in Co Fermanagh last year. Photograph: Boyes/Press Eye.

The lead company employed to carry out a study on fracking in Ireland is a pro-fracking organisation involved in the controversial gas extraction meth(...)

Eamonn Coughlan: The Seanad’s own former Olympic athlete sent his best wishes to soon-to-be octogenarian Ronnie Delany. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a sparsely attended session of Leaders’ Questions. But above in the offices of Government TDs, the photocopiers were working overtime. As the C(...)

 Minister for Children James Reilly said the move should protect children from starting to smoke. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Legislation to use plain packaging on tobacco and cigarette packets has been passed by the Seanad, making Ireland the first country in the EU and the(...)

Senators criticised Ibec and the US Chamber of Commerce for joining a major cigarette company in opposing the introduction of plain packaging for ciga(...)

Minister of State Kevin Humphreys, who said the amendment was practical and reasonable. Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times

Minister of State Kevin Humphreys accepted the principle of a Seanad amendment to have the legislation recognising the identity of transgender people(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Averil Power says it is “extraordinarily unfair” to have people waiting between six and eight months for a decision on social welfare entitlements. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil Senator Averil Power said it was “extraordinarily unfair” to have people waiting between six and eight months for a decision on social we(...)

Seán O’Rourke, one of the radio presenters popular with Irish listeners in the UK.   Photograph: Frank Miller

The Irish diaspora in the UK is making fresh appeals for the retention of RTÉ’s longwave service ahead of its planned closure next month.Retired Lond(...)

Senator Paschal Mooney: said the Irish Times/Ipsos poll seemed to indicate people had lost trust in the Government.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael Seanad leader Maurice Cummins has ruled out an early general election. He was responding in the House to the Irish Times/Ipsos poll which(...)