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 (...)

Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee: Period poverty is a “very real issue here in Ireland”.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government is set to support a Bill for the provision of free period products by the State – however, it is facing charges that its planned approa(...)

Independent Senator Eileen Flynn  called for the Minister for Health to assist the Traveller community in securing proper sanitation and clean water. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Department of Health is to be asked to take action to deal with an outbreak of Hepatitis A at a halting site after an emotional appeal in the Sean(...)

Sonya Lennon, founder of the campaign WorkEqual, is pictured ahead of Equal Pay Day on Monday. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Women in Ireland are effectively working unpaid for the next seven weeks because of the current 14.4 per cent gender pay gap, according to the WorkEqu(...)

Former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union, Ian Marshall, was elected a senator in a 2018 byelection. File photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Former senator Ian Marshall has expressed his disappointment that he learned that he was not being nominated to the Seanad for a second term via socia(...)

Nine of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees are women. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The inclusion of nine women among the Taoiseach’s eleven nominees to the Seanad has been welcomed by women’s groups though the absence of a person of (...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin is now Minister   for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht.

A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them: Micheál Martin - Taoisea(...)

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Traveller rights activist Eileen Flynn is one of Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s 11 appointments to the Seanad – the only non-party figure among the nomina(...)

Jimmy Lawless, grandson of Séamus Lawless who was murdered by the Black and Tans in January 1920, at the spot he was killed on Bridge Street, Balbriggan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jimmy Lawless has plastic bags and boxes of old certificates and yellowing photographs of his grandfather Séamus Lawless, who was killed by the Black (...)

The results of phantom polls can travel along the constituency bush telegraph, suggesting that one candidate or another is in trouble. Photograph: Frank Miller

If the final days of an election campaign are when swing voters traditionally make up their minds, then they are also often the days when discipline b(...)

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