Lynn Ruane, president of Trinity College Students Union, with her daughters Jaelynne and Jordanne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

NUI Former minister for justice Michael McDowell was the first to be elected to the Seanad on the National University of Ireland panel. He was elec(...)

Labour TD for Dublin South and Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White (centre) who confirmed he will contest the leadership of the Labour Party at a press briefing on the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin today. Photograph: Collins

Minister of State Alex White has joined Joan Burton in the race to be the next leader of the Labour Party. Mr White, a Dublin South TD, said Labour ha(...)

Minister of State for Transport Alan Kelly  during his announcement that he will seek election as Labour Party deputy leader. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Two new candidates have emerged as contenders for the Labour Party deputy leadership this lunchtime.Minister of State for Research and Innovation Sean(...)

 Angela Kerins, chief executive of Rehab:   she is to  attend a public hearing  of the Public Accounts Committee next week.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rehab is facing demands from the Dáil Public Accounts Committee to disclose previous bonus payments to its chief executive Angela Kerins and an(...)

Figures released by the Department of Health show senior staff working in State-funded disability and maternity services are receiving total packages of well over €200,000 per year in some cases. Photograph: Frank Miller 10.3.05 The head of the HSE and the Department of Health have been called to appear at the PAC. File photograph of the Department of Health HQ: Frank Miller

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to call the heads of the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health to appear before it next we(...)

Louth TD Ged Nash called on Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams and on former IRA members to “front up” and provide the necessary information to help in the recovery of the bodies of the seven remaining members of the Disappeared. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The reluctance of Sinn Féin politicians to question the truthfulness of Gerry Adams’s denials that he was implicated in the 1972 murder of Jean McConv(...)