David Norris has been elected to the Seanad on the University of Dublin panel. He was elected on the first count with 4070 votes late on Tuesday night

David Norris has been elected to the Seanad on the University of Dublin panel. He was elected on the first count with 4070 votes late on Tuesday nigh(...)

There are 16 candidates on the Trinity Seanad panel. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sabina Brennan When she started university as a mature student of 43, Brennan became the first member of her family to go to third level and gradua(...)

Maura Hopkins busy canvassing in Wicklow town for the upcoming Seanad Éireann election 2016. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

On April 12th at around midday, Daithí de Róiste pulled up his car at the Springhill Hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. As he parked, he noted that(...)

Trinity College Seanad candidate Sean Melly has written to the Taoiseach expressing his surprise and disappointment that Fine Gael “would attempt to politicise the Trinity College or National University of Ireland panels”.

Fine Gael has rejected claims that acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the party have undermined the integrity of the Upper House by asking members to vot(...)

Labour’s Aodhan O’Riordain who lost his Dáil seat in the general elecction has been selected to run for the party on the Seanad’s industrial and commercial panel. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Two ministers of State who lost their Dáil seats in the general election, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Kevin Humphreys, have been announced as the Labour Par(...)

 Aodhán Ó Riordáin: battling for   nomination to run for  industrial and commercial panel.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former Labour TDs Kevin Humphreys and Joanna Tuffy are to compete head-to-head for a single nomination to run for the Seanad. And Minister of State (...)

Sabina Higgins  speaks at the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s 1916 centenary ‘soapbox’  in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Repealing the Eighth Amendment, which gives effect to the State’s abortion ban, was a major theme of a “soapbox” event organised by the National Women(...)

Independent TD Joan Collins; Maria Walsh; National Women’s Council director Orla O’Connor; Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell; Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan; Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers; and Ivana Bacik at the women’s day event at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Women politicians now account for 22 per cent of the membership of the 32nd Dáil, up from 15 per cent of the last one. Several of them turned up at (...)

 The Labour Party’s Minister for Communications Alex White said “no other major political party or grouping will deliver this referendum”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A referendum on the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which gives equal right to life to a mother and her unborn child, is likely to(...)

Bishop of Cork and Ross John Buckley. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Catholic bishop has urged voters to question all general election candidates about their views and voting intentions on repealing the Eighth Amendme(...)