Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan speaking at the opening of the Parnell Summer School in Avondale, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Political parties may need to introduce gender parity in selecting election candidates if they do not reach that target naturally, the Minister for Cu(...)

Judge Isobel Kennedy, chair of the Referendum Commission.

Neither the Referendum Commission nor the Standards in Public Office Commission will have a role overseeing social media campaigning or advertising in(...)

At the launch in Dublin of the Yes Equality campaign urging a Yes  vote in the marriage equality referendum were (from left), Joe Hayes,  Anne McGlynn,   Ian McGlynn, Joe Hayes  and John McGlynn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Yes Equality, a civil society group campaigning for the marriage equality referendum, was launched at a rally in Dublin on Monday.Spokeswoman Grainne (...)

The suspended jail term for former Fianna Fáil TD Ned O’Keeffe marks the latest chapter in the long career of an outspoken and controversial politician who dominated politics in North Cork for over a quarter of a century. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The suspended jail term for former Fianna Fáil TD Ned O’Keeffe marks the latest chapter in the long career of an outspoken and controversial politicia(...)

Peter Tyndall: born in Dublin but has lived in Wales for 30 years and  has been Public Services Ombudsman for Wales for the last five years.

Peter Tyndall has been selected by the Government to succeed Emily O’Reilly as Ireland’s Ombudsman and Information Commissioner.Mr Tyndall, who was b(...)