Eamon O’Cuiv TD and Senator Mark Daly with Sorcha McAnespy, who said she would  run as a Fianna Fail candidate in next year’s local council elections. Photograph: Fianna Fáil/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has removed Galway West TD Eamon Ó Cuív from a senior frontbench post after he was involved in an attempt to launch (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has moved to discipline a party figure who participated in what appeared to be the launch of a candidate in Northern(...)

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin says he has written to SDLP leader Colum Eastwood asking him to outline his intentions regarding a potential merger with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Labour Party and the British Labour party will have to organise together to contest elections in Northern Ireland if the SDLP merges with Fianna F(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív insists he did nothing wrong by attending the launch of what appeared to be the announcement of a candidate running under (...)

Eamon O’Cuiv TD and Senator Mark Daly with Sorcha McAnespy, who will run as a Fianna Fail candidate in next year’s local council elections. Photograph: Fianna Fail/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil has announced its first ever candidate to stand in an election in Northern Ireland. Sorcha McAnespy will stand in next May’s local elect(...)

A sniffer dog checks a heavy goods vehicle. Chairman of Monaghan County Council PJ O’Hanlon has said: “If we go back to the hard border situation there is absolutely no doubt that this will be the problem - the racketeers and the criminals that lived and flourished on the Border. That is the last thing that we want to see.” File photograph: iStockPhoto

Criminals will ensure cross-Border smuggling will return if a hard border is put in place after Brexit, the Seanad has heard. Chairman of Monaghan Co(...)

Election posters for Michelle Gildernew of Sinn Féin and Tom Elliott of the UUP. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May’s decision to call a snap Westminster election was not received too graciously by Tom Elliott, who lives in Ballina(...)

Gary Coughlan, right, being presented with the Lough Conn Trophy by Wicklow Anglers’ president Stuart McGrane

The board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has welcomed a new study in the international journal Aquaculture Environment Interactions which utilised (...)

 Ulster Unionist Party Leader Mike Nesbitt: The UUP is  the potential casualty in West Tyrone and could be without representation in one of the most rural constituencies in the North. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Unless the Democratic Unionist vote collapses in West Tyrone, which is unlikely, veteran Tom Buchanan will retain the seat in the Stormont Assembly w(...)