FF leader Micheál Martin with Dublin Fingal candidate Lorraine Clifford-Lee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil general election candidate Lorraine Clifford-Lee has claimed her party colleagues do “not get” the need to repeal the Eighth Amendment. M(...)

Speaking at a hustings event for young people on Thursday were, from left,  Labour junior Minister Kevin Humphreys, Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett and  Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger Photography

Young people are concerned about homelessness, jobs, discrimination, education and the environment and are far from uninterested in politics, based on(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin at the launch of the party’s advertisement campaign, outside Leinster House. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil TDs have denied their first election poster was a free advert for Fine Gael, insisting it had set out what it intended to do. The party(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: says if the value of a home has been diminished or totally cancelled, the valuation for property tax purposes should reflect that. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has confirmed that householders affected by the floods will not be exempt from the property tax. Mr Noonan said, (...)

A motion from the Longford Fianna Fáil branch calling for the selection convention to be recalled and the ratification of Connie Gerety-Quinn (above) as the candidate for the Longford-Westmeath constituency to be reversed is to be considered. File photograph: Fianna Fáil website

Fianna Fáil’s national executive is to consider a motion on Thursday from its branch in Co Longford calling for a gender directive to be overturned. (...)

Climate change legislation has passed through the Oireachtas and will go to President  Michael D Higgins to be sogned into law. Photograph: Alan Betson

 Long-awaited climate change legislation has completed its passage through the Oireachtas, creating statutory obligations to meet emissions targ(...)

Dr James Reilly, who was Minister for Health for more than three years, has made 315 representations since 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Minister for Health James Reilly have made more than 300 representations each on behalf of constituents in relation t(...)

Brigid Maguire (43), a mother-of-two, was found in her home in Mullingar, Co Westmeath on Saturday evening. Photograph: Facebook

A woman whose body was found in her home in Mullingar, Co Westmeath on Saturday evening has been named as Brigid Maguire. Ms Maguire (43), a mother-o(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance TDs Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy have formally turned down Sinn Féin advances to take part in a left wing election transfer pact. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Anti-Austerity Alliance TDs Ruth Coppinger and Paul Murphy have formally turned down Sinn Féin advances to take part in a left-wing election transfer (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: “I thank all deputies and everyone who was involved in the campaign.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The passing of the Bill paving the way for same-sex marriage was “a real marker of equality” in the country, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald t(...)