Former Sinn Féin TD  Sandra McLellan: accused party colleagues of seeking to undermine her. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is to change its disciplinary rules and establish a new investigation committee to examine internal complaints. The party’s ardfheis will c(...)

Sinn Féin’s Donnchadh O’Laoghaire with party leader Gerry Adams shortly before the election. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Newly elected Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh O Laoghaire has expressed concern at the prospect of a Fine Gael-Fianna Fail coalition, saying it would do nothin(...)

Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

Deputy Sean Sherlock was the first over the line in Cork East securing his seat shortly after 7am on Sunday after a marathon count in Mallow You(...)

Current and former female members of the Oireachtas in Leinster House. Photograph: Houses of the Oireachtas collection

People have long debated the reasons for the lack of women in Irish politics. This time, voters have a real choice to correct the gender imbalance, i(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD during a launch of a new billboard. File  photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin is certain to have a good election and will build on its current tally of 14 TDs. The 12 deputies who are contesting again (with Cork’s San(...)

Labour’s Joanna Tuffy: I am relatively happy . . . I feel momentum going towards us. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Private polling research by the Labour Party has given it hope that it could capitalise on concerns of a large block of non-Coalition supporters that(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said Sinn Féin’s policy was almost childlike, promising to spend an extra €5 billion in health and billions on education and housing.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The gloves are well and truly off in the political cauldron that is pre-election Leinster House. The dying days of the 31st Dáil are being marked by (...)

Aerial images of flooding. Photograph: Airman Jamie Martin/Air Corps

Overruling “EU bureaucracy and bullshit’’ would help solve Ireland’s flooding problems, Roscommon Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has said. He urg(...)