Kevin Healy-Rae arriving at Kenmare Court on Friday, December 6th, for his sentence hearing. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Two sons of Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae, and their friend, who were given suspended prison sentences for assaulting a visitor to Kenmare during the 201(...)

Composite photo of Kevin and Jackie Healy-Rae  after the court case in Tralee. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Two sons of Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae have been convicted of a series of assault charges arising out of an incident at a chip van in Kenmare, C(...)

Michael Healy-Rae said he attended a burial  in Sneem, Co Kerry  on June 21st last year.

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae told Radio Kerry on Monday he was in the Dáil on June 21st, 2018, and then left Dublin to travel to south Kerry for t(...)

Michael Healy-Rae: he attended a funeral in Sneem, Co Kerry, at 11am on June 21st last year

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has said Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae should explain how he claimed Dáil expenses for a day when he (...)

Expressions of sympathy on the late former TD Jackie Healy Rae were heard in the Dáil on Wednesday, nearly five years after his death. File photograph: Eric Luke

Lunchtime on Wednesday in Leinster House. The corridors are quiet. Leo Varadkar is still in the chamber answering routine questions about his departm(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae outside the Dáil. Three more members  have now joined the family’s political machine. Photograph: Getty Images

Shortly after 2pm on Sunday outside the count centre in Killarney, Co Kerry, the Healy-Rae wagons lined up for what is now the family’s traditional vi(...)

Former FAI CEO John Delaney pictured this week after a meeting with the board of the FAI. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The bunting will be out next Saturday in Castleisland for the official opening of the much-anticipated Georgie O’Callaghan Park. But will John Delane(...)

Runner in Dublin’s Kimmage-Rathmines ward Samantha Long: political parties got almost €6 million in State funding in 2017. A new injection would allocate €500,000 more to “already generously funded party machines”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A special Cabinet meeting was held recently to mark the Government collecting the last few tokens it required to claim a new kettle for the ministeria(...)

 Independent Mattie McGrath was among those to contribute as the Dáil debated the latest developments in the broadband plan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Can’t wait to see Katherine Zappone’s frock when she hits the red carpet at the Ifta awards. Hollywood Boulevard meets Dawson Street. It’ll be wall-t(...)

 Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams: is the party starting a move on coalition? Photograph: Eric Luke

There are two big facts about the disposition of political forces in the post-austerity era: the enduring strength of the two big parties, and the fra(...)

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