Kevin “Boxer” Moran: “The fact that these people were not prepared to sit around the table and meet shows the group is not fit for purpose.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two Independent TDs from areas severely affected by flooding last winter have called for the resignation of officials tasked with managing the risk p(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly has accused a Northern Assembly committee of making ‘unsubstantiated and unfounded’ claims in a report on the State body’s controversial Project Eagle sale. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Nama chairman Frank Daly has accused a Northern Assembly committee of making “unsubstantiated and unfounded” claims in a report on the State body’s co(...)

National Asset Management Agency (Nama) chairman Frank Daly has accused a Northern Ireland Assembly Committee of making “unsubstantiated and unfounded” claims in a report on the State body’s controversial Project Eagle sale.

National Asset Management Agency (Nama) chairman Frank Daly has accused a Northern Ireland Assembly Committee of making “unsubstantiated and unfounded(...)

Outgoing Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett has said he is not seeking the position again. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

TDs hoping to be elected to the position of ceann comhairle will begin canvassing for the position in the coming days, in advance of the first meetin(...)

The Ta and Nil Gates used for manual voting in the Dail Chamber at Leinster Housetaken

To use the hackneyed phrase, “the people have spoken”. One thing is sure: they have not spoken with one voice. This leaves the political system with t(...)

Derek Nolan: The Labour Party candidate seen here at the Galway West count has few regrets, he says.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Early on Saturday morning it was clear that my Dáil career was over. I had known for years that the fight would be difficult but it became apparent in(...)

Up for the count: Micheál Martin celebrates his re-election in Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Micheál Martin has never been in a stronger position as Fianna Fáil leader. His position is analogous to that of Claudio Ranieri, the manager of ungl(...)

John McGuinness

John McGuinness (58) is something of a maverick within Fianna Fáil and known to harbour leadership ambitions. He gained a high profile in the last Dái(...)

The family of a woman who spent time in a foster home in the south east say they should have been told about serious sexual abuse allegations there. (...)

The NIEC  organised a series of open-air concerts at Stormont featuring headline stars from Pavarotti to Elton John and also numerous sporting events.

The failure of a Government funded events company that collapsed in 2007 with debts totalling £1.6 million represents “one of the biggest scandals” ev(...)