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 leader Micheál Martin with Mirian Daegli and Diego Cerbo. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has welcomed the strong showing of the Yes campaign in the marriage equality referendum and said it reflected the fu(...)

People await  the announcement of the result in the same-sex marriage referendum in Dublin Castle on May 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Roscommon South-Leitrim has been declared as the only constituency to vote No to the Same-sex Marriage Referendum, and by a slim majority.The result w(...)

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Success has many fathers, and all the political parties will be claiming a share of the credit for the overwhelming victory of the Yes side in the sam(...)

Belle Horgan (7 months) from Dublin at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:16

The counting is continuing, but the smiles of all those who voted Yes are widening. The chests of Yes campaigners are being pushed out; the tears and (...)

Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age. 2:14

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

Renua’s Lucinda Creighton and Patrick McKee pictured at the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election count at Cillin Hill in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan 5:55

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin has said his party’s victory in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection illustrates its capacity to command a significant (...)

Catherine Murphy: said she was acting on the concerns of citizens and engaged in a search for answers

The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett, is likely to refer Siteserv’s request to amend the Dáil record in relation to the company to the Oireachtas Commit(...)

Gibney’s of Malahide: “Chardonnay is back in fashion”

Malahide has long been considered a chic shopping destination and it’s helped in no small part by a vibrant restaurant and café scene that will keep y(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams:   Micheál Martin said:  “It’s time for Gerry Adams to own up and come clean on the scale of cover-ups and kangaroo courts.”    Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The independent review into how sex-abuse cases had been prosecuted in the North of Ireland has raised serious questions for Gerry Adams and the Sinn(...)