Cllr Shay Brennan has the edge in the Fianna Fáil Dublin South selection convention which is in his father’s old constituency where Mr Brennan senior served as a TD from 1981 until his death in 2008. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A Senator and two councillors, including the son of the late minister Séamus Brennan, go head-to-head at the Fianna Fáil Dublin South selection conven(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015, published by Government last month, had “no ambition”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has accused the Government parties of having “utterly gone against a Green agenda”.Mr Ryan said he would not criticise t(...)

The former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has taken a High Court action to overturn some of Seán Guerin’s findings.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There will be no Dáil debate on the establishment of a Commission of Investigation into claims of Garda malpractice because of a connected legal actio(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and  Tánaiste Joan Burton  at a press conference on the outcome of their  Cabinet meeting  on jobs this week.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Alas, we couldn’t make it to Lucinda Creighton’s breakfast gig yesterday morning owing to the fact that we were stuck to the bed with fright after hea(...)

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett says he is ‘quite confident in predicting that some form of alliance or common platform will be established’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Four new political parties or alliances could be established by the summer in anticipation of a general election occurring earlier than the scheduled(...)

A room at  the Marker Hotel  where Lucinda Creighton’s press conference is being held.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton is expected to confirm today the launch of a new political party.According to a source, a low-key announcement i(...)

Alex White: will stand in Dublin Rathdown

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett said he may resign from his position and return to the Fine Gael backbenches before the next general election. Mr Barrett(...)

Part of the water charges protest in Dublin earlier this month. ‘The Government seemed somewhat taken aback by the size of the marches and the depth of anger and disillusionment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the first Dáil sitting of the New Year and an optimistic Enda Kenny couldn’t speak highly enough of the wonder that was soon to be Irish Water.(...)

Mattie McGrath has said he wants to join a new political set-up headed by Michael Fitzmaurice. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has expressed an interest in signing up to a new party headed by Roscommon/South Leitrim deputy Michael Fitzmaurice. The(...)

From Friday night, Luas will operate services on the Green Line from St Stephen’s Green to Brides Glen every half hour from 1am until 3.30am. No similar service will operate on the Red Line from The Point to Tallaght. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Luas operators have reiterated their view there is no demand for late-night services on the Red Line.Transdev said the last time they ran the service (...)