Fine Gael Senator Mary Seery Kearney: ‘One of the direct messages pretty much amounted to a rape threat.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

A Fine Gael senator has said she experienced threats of physical and sexual violence online following a simple post about canvassing last year. Fine (...)

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 (...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Fine Gael would need a ministerial team balanced along gender and geographic lines if it re-entered government. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to assuage the concerns of Fine Gael councillors about entering government with the Greens, insisting rural Ireland (...)

Fine Gael Cllr Mary Seery Kearney  with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Mary Seery Kearney/Twitter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has nominated an additional female candidate to run on the Labour vocational panel in the Seanad election which takes place in (...)

Hazel Chu of the Green Party: ‘No matter what I do I will never be Irish to some people.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Candidates running in the upcoming local elections from immigrant backgrounds have described receiving racist messages online, experiencing anti-immig(...)