L-R: Louise Bruton, Alan O’Neill, Ellie Kisyombe, Lynn Ruane. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lynn Ruane Student and equality activism Ruane rose to prominence when she was elected president of Trinity College Students Union in February 2015. (...)

Maíria Cahill has come under pressure in recent days to detail her involvement with the RNU in 2009 and 2010. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Newly elected Labour Party senator Maíria Cahill has asked people to judge her on her record in the Upper House instead of basing their views on alleg(...)

Votes in the Seanad byelection are due to be counted on Friday and Labour Party nominee Maíria Cahill is certain to be elected to the seat vacated by Labour Senator Jimmy Harte. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill has described her membership of the dissident group Republican Network for Unity (RNU) as a mistake. Ms Cahill, a candidate in the Seana(...)

One of the most obscure events in Irish politics is wrapping up on Thursday, voting in the Seanad byelection. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

One of the most obscure events in Irish politics is wrapping up today, voting in the Seanad byelection. The electorate is a tiny one, limited to the S(...)

Sinn Féin councillor Sinead Burke will contest the Seanad byelection against Labour candidate Máiría Cahill, Fianna Fáil candidate Dr Keith Swanick and Independent Jerry Beades.

Sinn Féin councillor Sinead Burke will contest the Seanad byelection against Máiría Cahill, who is the Labour Party nominee for the seat left vacant b(...)

 Sinéad Burke at the National Women’s Council of Ireland meeting. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“The next Mary Robinson could be sitting in this room,” says Shauna Kelly, pointing at a large framed photograph of Ireland’s former president. “Robin(...)

Sinead Burke with Róisín Ingle in The Irish Times studio.

This week Róisín Ingle meets Sinead Burke, who also goes by the alias Minnie Mélange when competing in (and winning) the Alternative Miss Ireland cont(...)

Galway’s Tracey Leonard in action against Dublin’s Sorcha Furlong and Kim Flood in their National Football League  Division One  semi-final at  St Loman’s, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Sportsfile

Eamonn Ryan’s Cork are through to an eighth successive women’s National Football League Division One final. Cork moved to within an hour of a third s(...)

If you were to enlist someone to cook dinner for you and nine of your friends, would you opt for chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan, or politician(...)

Full list of candidates The electoral axe may have fallen on Meath’s three town councils – Trim, Kells and Navan – but it has resulted in a rich bo(...)