Frances Black, running as an Independent, but supported by Sinn Féin, has been  elected to the Industrial and Commercial panel of the Seanad on the 27th count. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Singer Frances Black has been elected to the Seanad. Ms Black, running as an Independent, but supported by Sinn Féin, was elected to the Industrial (...)

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad and two other ex-TDs who lost their Dáil seats are also expected to win in the Upper(...)

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(...)

GAA  president Aogán Ó Fearghaíl with director general Páraic Duffy at the associations’s annual congress at the   Mount Wolseley Hotel in Tullow, Co Carlow. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA’s annual congress was again a crash course in the association’s deficiencies when it comes to planned and constructive change. Yet, curiously(...)

Image showing extensive “keying” of a car outside the Wexford count centre. Photograph: Tim O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Senator and vote-counters at the Wexford general election count centre are among victims of an apparently random attack on cars parked near the cent(...)

Labour Seanad leader Ivana Bacik described retiring Senator Feargal Quinn as “a model for us in terms of his activity and immense contribution to the Seanad over those years”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Seanad adjourned indefinitely after tributes were paid to retiring Senators and voters were praised for retaining the Upper House in the referend(...)

The acquisition of one of the main independent investment advisers to credit unions should give Merrion a competitive foothold in the sector. Photograph: Thinkstock

Merrion Capital has acquired Le Chéile Financial Services, an investment adviser to the credit union sector, and has signalled that it plans a major (...)

Monaghan players were not informed by their county board of the new anti-doping sanctions

Monaghan County Board chairman Pádraig Sherry has responded to the GAA anti-doping committee’s “serious concern” about the lack of understanding and a(...)

Oisín McConville: “I had a fair idea that he [Thomas Connolly, who got a two-year suspension for doping] was going to be made an example of and that’s a pity.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Following Thomas Connolly’s two-year suspension for ingesting anabolic steroids, the opinions of former Armagh footballer Oisín McConville and Kilkenn(...)

Monaghan’s Thomas Connolly has been banned for two years for testing positive for anabolic steroids. Photograph: Inpho

A precedent has been set for future doping cases in the GAA after the unsuccessful defence, leading to a two year suspension of Thomas Connolly, who t(...)