Bill O’Herlihy at the launch of his autobiography in 2012, We’ll Leave it There So,  with his wife Hilary and his daughters Sally Conlon (left) and Jill O’Herlihy-Ryan. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Bill O’Herlihy, who died yesterday aged 76, had a remarkable career as a newspaper journalist, broadcaster, PR consultant and political adviser. A na(...)

Senator Averil Power after announcing her resignation from the Fianna Fáil party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil did not get much time to bask in its first bit of good news in four years. About 36 hours was the sum of it.Then, unannounced, Averil Pow(...)

Senator Averil Power gets a hug after announcing her resignation from the Fianna Fáil party  outside Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Micheál Martin breezed into Dublin Castle on Saturday afternoon in high spirits. And why not? The Fianna Fáil leader had backed the right horse in the(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin says he has gone out of his way to support Averil Power and to assist her in the Seanad elections. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused Averil Power of resigning from the party because of constituency politics.Mr Martin strongly rebutted t(...)

Former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore  made this issue a crusade, and the Labour Party may regain some of its supporters as a result of being the most visible party during the campaign. Photograph: Alan Betson

The factors that contributed to victory for the Yes side in the same-sex marriage referendum are difficult to transfer into conventional politics. The(...)

 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(...)

File photograph of anti water-charges protest. The  People’s Convention  has claimed Cork City Council insulted the people of Cork by refusing to accept a petition opposing water charges signed by some 15,000 people. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Anti-water charge campaigners on Monday night claimed Cork City Council had insulted the people of Cork by refusing to accept a petition opposing wate(...)

Averil Power said Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is “a leader without any followers”. Photograph: Collins

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has said he regrets the decision by Senator Averil Power to resign from the party, but he rejected her criticisms an(...)

 Martin Mansergh pictured at an  Easter Rising commemoration in  Arbour Hill in April. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Martin Mansergh, a former Fianna Fáil minister of state and senior adviser to a number of taoisigh, is attempting a Dáil comeback.He will be among the(...)

Averil Power with Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in  2014. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

This is the full text of the statement released by Averil Power on Monday: “Last weekend we witnessed politics at its finest.In the marriage equality (...)