Kerry South

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John O’Donoghue, who resigned as ceann comhairle in October 2009 and lost his Dáil seat two years later, has made no secret of his desire to secure a nomination to contest the next general election. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fianna Fáil has become privately dismissive of former ceann comhairle John O’Donoghue’s chances of securing a party nomination to contest the new K(...)

The Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency carry out regular sweeps to ensure they are not subject to any bugging or(...)

John O’Donoghue: former ceann comhairle also served as a minister in two Fianna Fáil governments. Photograph: David Sleator

Can Fianna Fáil’s John O’Donoghue be stopped by the party nationally from securing a nomination to contest the next general election in the new Kerry (...)

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan:  “We need new blood, but the door isn’t closed entirely.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Attempts by former senior Fianna Fáil office holders to return to elected office are expected to be firmly resisted by party headquarters.“We need can(...)

Kerry South TD Michael Healy-Rae was filmed taking notes and speaking on the phone during the recently broadcast RTÉ documentary Looking After Number 1. Image: RTE screengrab.

The Road Safety Authority has written to RTÉ and other media production companies asking them to desist from interviewing people while they are dri(...)

Michael Healy-Rea: “What are you doing tonight that is so important you can’t go on the television to debate a matter of national importance that you instigated?”

MARIE O’HALLORANTaoiseach Enda Kenny has defended his decision not to participate in RTÉ’s Prime Time debate on the abolition of the Seanad and said: (...)

Anti-abortion campaigners maintain their protest last night outside Leinster House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil allowed members a free vote on the legislation, and 14 members voted against:John Browne (Wexford)Dara Calleary (Mayo)Éamon Ó Cuív (Galway(...)

The scene outside the Dáil yesterday while the debate on the abortion Bill was being held.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than two-thirds of Fianna Fáil’s 19 TDs voted against the second stage of the abortion legislation in the Dáil last night, in the largest turnout(...)

A woman employed as a parliamentary assistant to Independent TD Thomas Pringle has claimed she was unfairly dismissed. Joan Blackbyrne is taking a cas(...)

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