A complaint by former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has been rejected by BAI. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The broadcasting watchdog has rejected a complaint made by former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey about a radio panel discussion on her deselection from the(...)

Senator Catherine Noone with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris at the central count centre for the referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael has done a U-turn on its decision to pause the constituency voting divide between Richard Bruton and his running mate Senator Catherine Noon(...)

Maria Bailey will not stand for re-election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey has said she will not be standing for re-election in the Dún Laoghaire constituency as an Independent. Ms Bailey wa(...)

Dublin Bay South TD Kate O’Connell told a meeting of the Fine Gael parliamentary party that ordinary Irish people were not seeing changes in their insurance premiums despite promised action by the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Fine Gael TD has told a private party meeting that ordinary Irish people are not seeing a change in their insurance premiums despite promised actio(...)

Sean O’Rourke was Radio 1’s strongest performer.

In a year when Irish radio, like so much traditional media, continued to face online competition and shrinking finances, the experience of two station(...)

Maria Bailey has been in the spotlight following the negative publicity surrounding her decision to pursue, and later withdraw, a personal injuries claim over a fall from a swing in Dublin’s Dean Hotel. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has disputed a claim by Maria Bailey that no review was carried out of Fine Gael’s slate of candidates in Dún Laoghaire before (...)

‘I don’t think there will be any confusion over it - the decision on who are Fine Gael’s candidates for election is made in the first instance by party members locally and then signed off by the executive council,”icture Colin Keegan, Collins Dubli”. Taoiseach Leo Vardkar said. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has moved to play down concerns expressed by a Fine Gael activist about the process which resulted in the deselection of sittin(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says Fine Gael is a party of ‘democracy’, indicating that he and other senior figures will reflect on the views of the party’s Dún Laoghaire members. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he will listen to the views of Fine Gael members in Dún Laoghaire if they vote to change the party’s election ticket i(...)

Maria Bailey: Earlier this month, a motion of no confidence was tabled in Ms Bailey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Fine Gael meeting in Dún Laoghaire, which will see members vote on whether changes should be made to the party’s general election ticket, has been f(...)

 Ms Bailey, who  lost her position as chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing in the controversy over a personal injuries claim against a Dublin hotel, is one of three Fine Gael candidates for Dún Laoghaire at the next election. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both defended Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey after some local activists in her Dún Laoghaire constit(...)

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