Senator Briain Ó Dómhnaill leaving Falcarragh District Court. Photograph: North West newspix

A Judge has told a Donegal Senator that he must provide a more detailed statement of his means after he appeared in court on foot of an instalment ord(...)

Former tanaistí Mary Harney, Joan Burton, Mary Coughlan and Frances Fitzgerald at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Some people may be praising the Fianna Fáil leader for opting to put his country before his party by agreeing to support the Fine Gael minority govern(...)

A protest outside the Dáil demanding the right to free and safe legal abortion. Photograph: James Forde

A large number of amendments have been submitted for the Seanad debate on abortion legislation that begins today, threatening Government plans to have(...)

A total of €25,000 was spent on translation services, which was a request by Mr O’Dómhnaill, who sought to conduct the public hearing in Irish. Photograph: Brian O’Dómhnaill/Facebook

The Standards in Public Office Commission has defended the cost of investigating a Fianna Fáil Senator’s expenses insisting the majority of the money (...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Brian O Domhnaill is under investigation for expenses claims made in 2006

The Standards in Public Office commission has begun a hearing into allegations Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill claimed expenses for different ev(...)

Fisherman John O’Brien speaks at the European Parliament. Photograph: Loic Jourdain

This article is part of The Irish Times Meet the Voters series, profiling ten sample voters in a bid to track the impact of the 2016 General Election(...)

Labour Seanad leader Ivana Bacik described retiring Senator Feargal Quinn as “a model for us in terms of his activity and immense contribution to the Seanad over those years”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Seanad adjourned indefinitely after tributes were paid to retiring Senators and voters were praised for retaining the Upper House in the referend(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Paschal Mooney (right): said rural people could see the impact of Government policies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Claims by Fianna Fáil Senators that the Government has abandoned rural Ireland led to sharp exchanges. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly said some 20 GP(...)

The Court of Appeal has ordered Fianna Fáil Senator Brian O Domhnaill must pay the costs of his failed legal challenge to an investigation by the Standards in Public Office Commission into alleged duplication of expenses claims. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Court of Appeal has ordered Fianna Fáil Senator Brian O Domhnaill must pay the costs of his failed legal challenge to an investigation by the Stan(...)

Brian Ó Domhnaill: investigation on hold for three years after he launched a legal challenge. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Standards in Public Office Commission investigation into alleged duplication of expenses claims by Fianna Fáil senator Brian Ó Domhnaill may resum(...)

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