Ivana Bacik: who retained her seat. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A singer-songwriter, a surfing champion, a guitarist and LGBT campaigner, a disability crusader, a former party leader and eight former TDs are part o(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is in breach of a statutory obligation to publish the O’Higgins Garda whistleblower report “as soon as possible”, her predecessor Alan Shatter has claimed. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is in breach of a statutory obligation to publish the O’Higgins Garda whistleblower report “as soon as possibl(...)

Labour’s Kevin Humphries, who lost his Dublin Bay South Dáil seat in the general election, has been elected to the Seanad. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Labour’s four candidates on the Seanad vocational panels have all been elected with the help of Fine Gael transfers. Four Independent Senators were a(...)

Minister of State and former TD Aodháin Ó Riordáin was last night elected to the Industrial and Commercial panel of the Seanad. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister of State and former TD Aodháin Ó Riordáin was last night elected to the Industrial and Commercial panel of the Seanad. Mr Ó Riordáin was one(...)

Frances Black, running as an Independent, but supported by Sinn Féin, has been  elected to the Industrial and Commercial panel of the Seanad on the 27th count. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Singer Frances Black has been elected to the Seanad. Ms Black, running as an Independent, but supported by Sinn Féin, was elected to the Industrial (...)

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(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad and two other ex-TDs who lost their Dáil seats are also expected to win in the Upper(...)

Green Party candidate and former surfing champion Grace O’Sullivan was elected to the Agricultural panel, overcoming Fianna Fáil’s Michael Smith despite his higher vote. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil’s poor strategy in organising its Seanad campaign has resulted in the loss of one of its four seats on the Agricultural panel. Green Part(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell has retained his seat on the Labour vocational panel. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Outgoing Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell has retained his seat on the Labour vocational panel, bringing to two the number of elected Independent(...)

Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Green Party candidate Grace O’Sullivan is expected to be elected to the Agriculture panel of the Seanad. The Waterford-based former Irish surfing cha(...)