What is your average breakfast? Lorraine: I grab a banana and eat it in the car. But at the weekends I have pancakes, it’s a thing me and my daughter(...)

Seanad Éireann in its  temporary home in the Ceramics Room of the National Museum of Ireland. File image: Maxwells.

Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O’Sullivan has said he expects all his party colleagues in the Oireachtas to support the abortion legislation. He told the S(...)

Micheál Martin at Dublin Castle for the referendum results on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The high level of support for repealing the Eighth Amendment across the country won’t impact on Fianna Fáil’s chances in the next general election des(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin and Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee chat to Gerry Quinlan and his wife Louise on a canvass in  south Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Micheál Martin is on the first of his three canvasses a week. It has developed into something of a mid-week ritual for the Fianna Fáil leader. He has(...)

Sinn Féin TDs Pearse Doherty and Louise O’Reilly with deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and party leader Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party’s Repeal the Eighth campaign. Photograph:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin will seek to harmonise abortion laws across the country if the Eighth Amendment is removed from the Constitution. Abortion is banned in alm(...)

 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(...)

Micheál Martin: One TD said: “But this is a conscience issue, and we have to respect that Micheál Martin changed his view”

Rank-and-file Fianna Fáil members are split after party leader Micheál Martin announced his support for removing the Eighth Amendment to the Constitut(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee talks gives her view on the current political landscape. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael might be well ahead in the opinion polls, but Fianna Fáil are not spooked just yet, according to Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee. On this wee(...)

 Independent TD Mattie McGrath. File photograph: Eric Luke

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has been strongly criticised for comments made about Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone. Mr McGrath was asked about the(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: ardfheis speech was symbolic of the crisis of conscience Fianna Fáil is enduring. Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil may tell you they are buoyed and ready for an election but the mood in the RDS this weekend told its own story. Ask any of the 4,000 dele(...)

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