Flooding on the river Shannon just over a year ago. Seán Canney TD says a maintenance programme on the Shannon will get under way shortly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A community which was cut off by floods for several months last year is appealing for government intervention to ensure a protective barrier is erect(...)

The election of Fianna Fáil’s Eugene Murphy is the only major surprise of the general election result in the Roscommon Galway constituency. From Scr(...)

Political parties will lose half their funding unless 30% of their general election candidates are female. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil activist has initiated legal action challenging the State’s new electoral laws on gender quotas after being excluded from a selection(...)