The Seanad Chamber in Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

I have two votes to cast in the current Seanad election. On principle, I will cast neither. For most Irish people have no say in the outcome. Citizen(...)

Seanad hopeful Laura Harmon:  “I want to be a Senator who represents the views of modern Ireland.” Photograph: Conor McCabe

Former Union of Students in Ireland (USI) president Laura Harmon has announced that she will stand as an Independent candidate for the National Univer(...)

“It is not surprising the Taoiseach acted in the interest of the existing Senators from Trinity and the NUI colleges.” Photograph: Eric Luke

QUESTION: As a graduate of DCU, I have been looking forward to voting in the forthcoming Seanad election. This follows Enda Kenny’s pledge in 2013 to(...)

Green agenda: At the Green Party manifesto launch in Dublin were (from left): party chairman Roderick O Gorman, leader Eamon Ryan and deputy leader Catherine Martin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Harry McGee Political Correspondent The Green Party has claimed that climate change will not form part of the national debate without its presence o(...)

Copy of the 1916 Proclamation reputedly taken out of the GPO by James Ryan. It is due to be auctioned in Dublin in April.

A copy of the 1916 Proclamation, reputedly salvaged from the burning ruins of the GPO by the medical officer to the rebels, has come to light and is t(...)

File photo  of forensic officers examining the wreckage of a helicopter which crashed in thick fog, near Beccles, Norfolk, killed  leading  Lord Ballyedmond and three other men. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The family of Northern Ireland’s richest man, Lord Ballyedmond, have said serious questions remain unanswered after an inquest found that his death in(...)

WB Yeats in Walter de la Mare’s garden at Taplow in Taplow in Buckinghamshire, England on September 14th, 1935

So much Irish cultural debate is fixated on the idea of commemoration, and as the celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats’s birth come (...)

Mairia Cahill is to contest the Seanad by-election following the resignation of Donegal senator Jimmy Harte.

Labour leader Joan Burton has proposed victims campaigner Mairia Cahill to contest the Seanad by-election following the resignation of Donegal sena(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has ordered that a byelection be held to fill the Seanad seat vacated by Labour’s Jimmy Harte.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has ordered that a byelection be held to fill the Seanad seat vacated by Labour’s Jimmy Harte. Mr Harte, who (...)

Triumph for the Law Society: Solicitors receiving their parchments last year.

The Legal Services Regulation Bill, now before the Seanad, is unlikely to reduce lawyers’ fees as it does nothing to make competition more effective. (...)