Simon Harris, Minister of the year: he’s been impressively combatant, competent and confident all year. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Lovely Boy Competition: Micheál Martin The Fianna Fáil leader sashays away with our coveted tiara following a delightful performance in Cork last we(...)

Enda Kenny: “I don’t really have any interest in some of the bombastic triumphalism I might have heard in various quarters in the past few months.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzimons

Enda came into the Seanad with a pound of Connaught Gold in his pocket. He took a swig of water and smiled before larding it in lumps over the gratifi(...)

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames and Senator Paul Bradford outside the Dail after voting against the Government yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

The inaugural session of the Seanad Summer School opened in Kildare Street yesterday.This year’s theme: Whither the Upper House?They’ll know the answe(...)