Seán Haughey and Deirdre Heney:  The former junior minister  lost the Dublin Bay North selection convention to Dublin city councillor Deirdre Heney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A meeting of senior Fianna Fáil strategists next weekend is to begin finalising the party’s approach to candidates and tickets for the general electi(...)

Former  Fianna Fáil TD Conor Lenihan is photographed in RTÉ watching his party leader Micheál Martin being interviewed. Mr Lenihan on Monday said he would consider running for the Dáil again if approached by the party. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Former minister of state Conor Lenihan has said he would consider running for Fianna Fáil again if asked by the party. Mr Lenihan, a brother of the la(...)

 Seán Haughey: surprisingly defeated by Deirdre Heney at the Fianna Fáil convention for the Dublin Bay North constituency.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil is likely to add former junior minister Seán Haughey to a general election ticket following his surprise defeat at a constituency selectio(...)

Cllr Sean Haughey and Cllr Deirdre Heney  in Clontarf Castle at the Fianna Fáil Dublin Bay North selection convention. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Cllr Deirdre Heney has been selected as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Dublin Bay North constituency. In a surprise outcome, she beat former TD Sean (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward arrives triumphantly at the Dáil after his win in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, and Senator Averil Power announces her resignation from Fianna Fáil at Government Buildings. Photographs: Colin Keegan/Collins; Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two events over the course of the week have suggested Fianna Fáil’s renewal drive is beginning to lose steam: the election of a member of the old guar(...)

Senator Averil Power after announcing her resignation from the Fianna Fáil party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil did not get much time to bask in its first bit of good news in four years. About 36 hours was the sum of it.Then, unannounced, Averil Pow(...)

Senator Averil Power gets a hug after announcing her resignation from the Fianna Fáil party  outside Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 4:08

Micheál Martin breezed into Dublin Castle on Saturday afternoon in high spirits. And why not? The Fianna Fáil leader had backed the right horse in the(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he has gone out of his way to support Averil Power and to assist her in the Seanad elections. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Averil Power of resigning from the party because of constituency politics.Mr Martin strongly rebutted t(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin and FF Senator Averil Power: they clashed over selection of candidates in constituency of Dublin Bay North. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins 4:08

Senator Averil Power has accused the Fianna Fáil party leader Micheál Martin of lying after he accused her of trying to orchestrate a selection conven(...)

Averil Power said Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is “a leader without any followers”. Photograph: Collins

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has said he regrets the decision by Senator Averil Power to resign from the party, but he rejected her criticisms an(...)