Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesman Niall Collins told RTÉ’s Today programme he was disappointed with the manner of the decision by Averil Power (above) to leave the party. He disagreed with her claim that the vast majority of the party’s elected representatives refused to campaign for the same-sex marriage referendum. 4:08

Two Fianna Fáil TDs have jumped to the defence of party leader Micheál Martin in the wake of the shock resignation of Senator Averil Power. Billy Kel(...)

 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(...)

The scene at the site where a light aircraft crashed near Mount Leinster on Sunday. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Two men from Co Meath have been killed after a light aircraft crashed on the border between Wexford and Carlow on Sunday.The men, who have been named (...)

Bobby Aylward (Fianna Fáil), who won the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, canvassing at Piltown, Co Kilkenny, during the campaign. Photograph: Patrick Browne

From the moment this byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny was announced, it was described as “Bobby Aylward’s to lose”. Fianna Fáil tried to play down how cr(...)

Two men from Co Meath have been killed after a light aircraft crashed on the border between Wexford and Carlow.  Photograph: Patrick Browne

Two men from Co Meath have been killed after a light aircraft crashed on the border between Wexford and Carlow. One man, who was in early 50s, and ano(...)

Alex White with John Lyons, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys at the referendum count at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has insisted Labour will outperform the polls in the upcoming general election.Councillor Willie Quinn only managed to gain 7 per(...)

There have been  mutterings about a challenge to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin should the party not win the Carlow Kilkenny byelection. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:05

From the moment this byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny was announced, it was described as “Bobby Aylward’s to lose”. For the Fianna Fáil candidate it was (...)

Fianna Fáil’s newest TD Bobby Aylward celebrates after winning the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan 5:01

Fianna Fáil’s Bobby Aylward has won the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election comfortably after topping the poll with some 28 per cent of the total vote.His vic(...)

Mohammad Rafique with his wife, Rafika Begum, three-year-old Waheeda and seven-year-old Jamalida. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

In a three-bedroom terraced house in Carlow town Mohammad Rafique is talking about his father. His father lives in the teeming Rohingya refugee camps,(...)

Sean Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea in Ouragh’s vast first-floor drawingroom during a photoshoot for the New York Times in 2008.  ©Photograph: Derek Speirs 5:19

In 2002, when bankrupt developer Sean Dunne built his 8,700sq ft home on Dublin’s exclusive Shrewsbury Road, he was well on his way to earning the tit(...)