Green Party candidate and former surfing champion Grace O’Sullivan was elected to the Agricultural panel, overcoming Fianna Fáil’s Michael Smith despite his higher vote. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil’s poor strategy in organising its Seanad campaign has resulted in the loss of one of its four seats on the Agricultural panel. Green Part(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. In 2011 Senators resisted his attempts to get long-standing Senators to stand down

The prospect of a minority government failing to control the new Seanad could influence Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to consider a coalition deal, source(...)

In writing a few years ago about mandatory gender quotas – of which she did not approve – former Fianna Fáil minister Mary O’Rourke was not pretending(...)

James Bannon and Willie Penrose at the Longford-Westmeath election count in Kenagh, Longford. Photograph: Michelle Ghee.

Longford-Westmeath returning officer Imelda Brannigan has announced that the count is continuing, Speaking just after midnight, in the first update a(...)

A motion from the Longford Fianna Fáil branch calling for the selection convention to be recalled and the ratification of Connie Gerety-Quinn (above) as the candidate for the Longford-Westmeath constituency to be reversed is to be considered. File photograph: Fianna Fáil website

Fianna Fáil’s national executive is to consider a motion on Thursday from its branch in Co Longford calling for a gender directive to be overturned. (...)

Sitting TD Robert Troy who was selected to contest general election for Fianna Fáil in Co Westmeath

Fianna Fáil councillors in Co Longford have called for a gender directive in their constituency to be overturned. The party’s National Constituency C(...)

Political parties will lose half their funding unless 30% of their general election candidates are female. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil activist has initiated legal action challenging the State’s new electoral laws on gender quotas after being excluded from a selection(...)