“I am not sure of the legality of party allowances being retained for members who are no longer in their parties,” says Senator Paul Bradford. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rebel Fine Gael Senator Paul Bradford has questioned the legality of political parties retaining up to €500,000 annually for TDs and Senators no longe(...)

File image of John Kelly with Labour part leader Eamon Gilmore (left). Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There were chaotic scenes in the Seanad today in a row over replacing rebel Fine Gael and Labour senators on Oireachtas committees.Labour Senator John(...)