Seán Haughey and Deirdre Heney:  The former junior minister  lost the Dublin Bay North selection convention to Dublin city councillor Deirdre Heney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A meeting of senior Fianna Fáil strategists next weekend is to begin finalising the party’s approach to candidates and tickets for the general electi(...)

Dublin Bus driver William Healy gets the feel for one of the company’s 90 new buses. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:16

Ninety new double-decker buses with dedicated spaces for buggies are to be added to the Dublin Bus fleet. The buses have separate wheelchair spaces an(...)

‘Pay interest on the money swishing in and out? Go away, child. Dream on.’  Photograph: Getty Images

Another week, another banking scandal. On Tuesday, Permanent TSB said sorry to the customers it had cheated. The bank had led people into paying highe(...)

During the Mahon tribunal in 2008, Gráinne Carruth admitted sterling amounts had been lodged to accounts associated with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The husband of Bertie Ahern’s former secretary has said he and his wife bought St Luke’s in Drumcondra because they were looking for a bigger family h(...)

Ger Brennan was one of the leading campaigners seeking a No vote in the recent same-sex marriage referendum. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

All Ireland-winning footballer Ger Brennan is in the running to become Fianna Fáil’s candidate in the Dublin Central constituency. Mr Brennan i(...)

IFA general secretary Pat Smith, book editor Matt Dempsey, Ray MacSharry and IFA president Eddie Downey at the book launch. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Former EU commissioner Ray MacSharry has challenged Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald to come “out on the street” and repeat allegations she m(...)

Discarded plan? A computer-generated image of what a Metro North train arriving at Swords could look like

A Luas link from Dublin city centre to the airport is emerging as the favoured option to replace the controversial Metro North project. Minister for T(...)

Mary Lou McDonald speaking at the Sinn Fein ardfheis  in Millennium Forum, Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:04

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has challenged Tánaiste Joan Burton to a debate, claiming the Labour leader had withdrawn her own call for a(...)

Labour delegates overwhelmingly passed an emergency moton opposing the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG under the terms currently offered. Photo credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 2:20

Labour delegates overwhelmingly passed an emergency moton opposing the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG under the terms currently offered.The motion, which w(...)

Fianna Fáil councillor Jack Chambers has argued that the application by nine delegates to move back into Dublin West comes “at the eleventh hour” and goes against the party’s principles of one-member one-vote. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photograpy

An internal row has blown up between the two leading contenders to be the Fianna Fáil candidate in Dublin West for the general election. Ahead (...)