Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has called for the publication of the report of the O’Higgins Inquiry into alleged mishandling of claims from garda whistleblowers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has called for the publication of the report of the O’Higgins Inquiry into alleged mishandling of claims from(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad and two other ex-TDs who lost their Dáil seats are also expected to win in the Upper(...)

A report into the handling of claims made by garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe has found former minister for justice  Alan Shatter TD and retired Garda commissioner Martin Callinan took the matters raised seriously. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter is believed to have been cleared of the allegations that led to his resignation from office in 2014. Mr Sh(...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe at the Dáil. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A commission of investigation report that could have serious implications for both acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin h(...)

Maura Healy-Rae will be co-opted to take the council seat of her father Danny, centre, and join her brother Johnny, left, on Kerry County Council. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Dozens of vacancies in local authorities created by the election of councillors to the 32nd Dáil are to be filled this week. The new councillors will(...)

Áine Collins TD: not the time for a leadership contest but she said the “whingers” comment by Taoiseach Enda Kenny did the party some damage

A number of former Fine Gael TDs have criticised the party’s general election campaign. Former minister for justice Alan Shatter said the communicati(...)

Tony Gregory’s deal with former taoiseach Charles Haughey was read into the Dáil record to some shock in 1982.

One healthy feature of Irish democracy is that election outcomes are not always predictable and can push parties and others outside their normal comfo(...)

New Green Party TD  Catherine Martin, with party leader  Eamon Ryan, benefited heavily from transfers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It is always fascinating after each Irish election to look at the impact of transfers. It is particularly interesting now that our party system has be(...)

Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael’s deputy campaign director for the marriage referendum who revealed he was gay in 2012, was ousted in Cork South -Central

Many liberal standard-bearers lost their seats in the general election, which took place less than a year after the groundbreaking same-sex marriage r(...)

Fine Gael’s Director of Elections Brian Hayes said the party “probably underestimated” the unpopularity of the Government going into the election.

Fine Gael’s Director of Elections Brian Hayes said the party “probably underestimated” the unpopularity of the Government going into the election. He(...)