Gerry Horkan

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Racing heart: Senator Martin Conway. Photograph: Tom Honan

“Eh, I think you’re on mute there, deputy. Unmute yourself there please, deputy. Try the bottom-left-hand corner.” “Can you hear me now? Aah for fec (...)

The vacancies in the Upper House arose due to the resignations of Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Elisha McCallion, a former Sinn Féin MLA and MP. Photograph: Tom Honan

Harry McGee Political Corresondent Government candidates have comfortably won the two Seanad byelections prompting predictions from Taoiseach Micheál(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu who is  running as an Independent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Hazel Chu has said “the numbers aren’t there” for her to win a seat in the Seanad by-election. Ms Chu said she’s “disappointed” (...)

 Billy Lawless pictured following his Seanad appointment in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sinn Féin is asking the party’s 41 TDs and Senators to vote for Independent candidate Billy Lawless in the Seanad byelections. Mr Lawless is standin(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu, running as an Independent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The political storm that has convulsed the Green Party over the decision by its chairwoman Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Hazel Chu to run for a Seanad bye(...)

Hazel Chu launching her  Seanad byelection bid in St Stephens Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil’s candidate in the Seanad byelection has said the entry of Lord Mayor Hazel Chu into the race has “probably complicated” his own bid for a(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu:   running in the Seanad byelections as an Independent  despite the Green Party voting not to nominate a candidate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has declined to say if Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu can remain as chairwoman of the party following her decision to run i(...)

Nomination papers for the Seanad byelecton were lodged yesterday for former senator and president of the Ulster Farmers Union Ian Marshall. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg.

Four former senators are now seeking to get back to the Upper House in the two Seanad byelections and are among six candidates so far nominated ahead (...)

Following two years of renovation work on the chamber, its gilded occupants were finally allowed back, leaving behind their temporary lodgings in the Ceramics Room of the National Museum where plumptious yellow-haired cherubs – the spit of Donald Trump – decorated the walls. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

The Seanad returned on Tuesday after the summer recess to a beautifully refurbished chamber. The Senators, neither refurbished nor reconstructed, ret(...)

Fr Tony Coote’s coffin is carried out of the Church of St Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, at his funeral Mass. Photograph: Tom Honan

David Coote wanted people to know that his brother Fr Tony Coote died peacefully, 18 months after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. “He was(...)

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