Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins said he supported a Yes vote in the same sex marriage referendum as ‘we are a progressive republican party with a long, proud and progressive track record in promoting equality’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times. 3:13

There were mixed views among delegates at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis on the party’s support for the marriage equality referendum.Opening the debate, par(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin shakes hand with a delegate at the party’s ardfheis at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times. 3:13

Delegates at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis have called on the party to publicly rule out going into government with Fine Gael after the next general electi(...)

Labour Senator John Whelan. Mr Whelan has called for wind farm decibel levels  to be considered in the drafting of new energy regulations.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Decibel levels experienced by people living near wind farms should be considered in the drafting of new regulations, Labour Senator John Whelan has sa(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett  has claimed that the Dún Laoghaire housing list is growing by 100 cases per month. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The housing list in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, was growing by 100 cases per month, local People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett told the Dáil.He (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald says the new authority brings a broad range of  perspectives to bear on decision-making. Photograph: Barry Cronin

A Sinn Féin proposal to include advocacy groups on the board of the new independent legal services regulatory authority was rejected by Minister for (...)

FF’s Daragh O’Brien told the Seanad Fianna Fáil had argued against the inclusion of the veto in the personal insolvency legislation and, unfortunately, the issue had come home to roost.

Families across the country were living in fear of their homes being repossessed, Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien said.“This is ridiculous in a mo(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: spoke of the horror of the deaths of an estimated 900 people, many because traffickers had locked them in the hold of the ship that sank. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny anticipates “a much more focused response’’ from the emergency meeting of EU leaders on migration in Brussels on Thursday.He told(...)

Gerard Craughwell: “Taking the average payment made to councillors; to say we are treating local elected representatives in a shabby way is an understatement.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

City and county councillors are inadequately paid, said Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell. “Taking the average payment made to councillors; to say(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: he said he would continue to ask the British government to give them access to an independent legal person and original documents it had relating to the bombings. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he will again raise the release of files and papers relating to the May 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bo(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  expects “a much more focused response” to the Mediterranean migrant crisis arising from the emergency meeting of EU leaders on the issue  on Thursday. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he expects “a much more focused response” to the Mediterranean migrant crisis arising from the emergency meeting of EU l(...)