Seán Conlan: the Employment Appeals Tribunal found that he  and his fiancee, Sarah Comiskey,  were the cause of work stress of his former secretarial assistant, Cathy Shevlin.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The fiancee of Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan has failed to secure court orders removing references relating to her in a finding by the Employment Appeals (...)

Senator Hildegarde Naughton (above) has a “strong public image” but “poor knowledge of the political landscape”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Fine Gael could be damaged in Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s Mayo constituency because of “real concerns over perceived lack of Government delivery”, accordi(...)

Kevin Kilbane visited Leinster House this week in the company of Mayo TD Michael Ring. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

So Enda came out on Thursday night and named the day for the same-sex marriage referendum. It’s May 22nd.And he was the toast of Longford as a result,(...)

 Seán Conlon:  The Employment Appeals Tribunal found he threatened  his secretary  with losing her job in a “wholly inappropriate manner” and cast doubt on some of his evidence and claims made. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

An Employment Appeals Tribunal has found a Fine Gael TD made a “litany of breaches” of his former secretary’s employments rights and threatened her i(...)

Seán Conlan: his former secretarial assistant Cathy Shevlin took an unfair dismissal case against him, and it was heard over three days in October and December last year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A Fine Gael TD has been ordered to pay his former secretary €25,000 after an Employment Appeals Tribunal found against him. Mr Conlan’s former secre(...)

Right to left: Martin McVicar and Robert Moffett of Combilift, Tom Kelly of Enterprise Ireland,  Richard Bruton, Heather Humphreys, Senator Joe O’Reilly, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Seán Conlan and . . . Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin! Photograph: Photobomb

At first glance, it looks like yet another PR picture for the Taoiseach and his jobs minister. Enda Kenny and Richard Bruton were in Monaghan yesterda(...)

Fine Gael’s new Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan spoke in fewer Dáil and committee meetings than any other Minister, which he says could be explained by his frequent absences enforced by diplomatic trips abroad.Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael and Labour TDs have the lowest activity rates – in terms of speaking time and written questions – in Dáil Éireann.The number of written ques(...)

A former secretary of Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan claims she was physically prevented from leaving his office while “sobbing uncontrollably” after a heat(...)

Seán Conlan denies he harassed and bullied his former secretarial assistant, Cathy  Shevlin, and alleges she shared sensitive tally information with potential political rivals

A Fine Gael TD couriered a letter, written on his own Dáil headed paper, to a small business owner informing her she would be summonsed to an Employme(...)

 Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan (second left)  at  the Employment Appeals Tribunal yesterday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A prominent Fine Gael backbencher has denied he harassed and bullied a former staff member, alleging she shared sensitive tally information with pote(...)