The vacancies in the Upper House arose due to the resignations of Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Elisha McCallion, a former Sinn Féin MLA and MP. Photograph: Tom Honan

Harry McGee Political Corresondent Government candidates have comfortably won the two Seanad byelections prompting predictions from Taoiseach Micheál(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu:   running in the Seanad byelections as an Independent  despite the Green Party voting not to nominate a candidate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has declined to say if Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu can remain as chairwoman of the party following her decision to run i(...)

EU commissioner designate Mairead McGuinness attends her hearing in Brussels, Belgium.

Ireland’s EU commissioner designate Mairead McGuinness has pledged to leave her green jersey “at the door” and insisted she will “strongly support” th(...)

Sherry Perrault, head of ethics and regulation at Sipo

The State’s political ethics watchdog has said it hopes the Government will strengthen its powers to police “revolving door” rules in a review announc(...)

Michael D’Arcy was elected to the Seanad from the agricultural panel in March and his vacancy will be filled by a byelection. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former junior finance minister Michael D’Arcy is to resign his seat in the Seanad to become chief executive of the Irish Association of Investment Man(...)