Regina Doherty met gardaí on Friday.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Fine Gael TD has called for legislation that will allow whistleblowers to come forward with evidence about sexual abuse by members of paramilitary g(...)

Water charge protesters gather at the GPO. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in towns, cities and villages across the country to protest over water charges today.Dublin City Centre(...)

Hazel Norton and George Heinz from Ballyfermot, Dublin, prepare for today’s anti-water charge protests today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government is bracing itself for the biggest display of public opposition to one of its policies as tens of thousands of people prepare to take(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny missed last night’s meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party  as he is in New York.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to provide an explanation to his own TDs and Senators about the controversial selection of Fine Gael’s Seanad byelection candi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin  keep an eye on any announcements of future electoral intentions by the party’s Senators. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has asked the party’s TDs to decide over the summer if they are going to contest the next general election. He will (...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

Clockwise from top left: Alan Kelly, Dominic Hannigan, Arthur Spring, Brendan Howlin, Alex White. Centre: Joan Burton.

Joan Burton: The Dublin West TD is the early favourite, and was quick out of the traps on Monday, canvassing backbenchers for support almost immediate(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton arrives at Iveagh House, Dublin, yesterday prior to the announcement of Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as Labour Party leader. Photograph: Eric Luke

The majority of Labour Party TDs are reserving their positions on who to support in the leadership race until all candidates have declared.However, M(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin ran twice for the leadership previously but was defeated by Ruairí Quinn and by Pat Rabbitte. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Labour Party was an early adopter of the one-member one-vote system and it is the ordinary members of the party, not its parliamentarians, who wil(...)

Minister for Social Protection  Joan Bruton:  wants to have a say in any post-election reshuffle that could see her moved out of her department. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton wants to have a say in any post-election res(...)