Michael Moynihan has been party whip since 2016 and was spokesman on communications, energy and natural resources for the previous five years

A dairy farmer by profession, Michael Moynihan (52) is the Fianna Fáil party whip and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure. He weighed int(...)

Fine Gael’s Michael Creed was among the three TDs to retain their seats in Cork North-West. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

All three of the seats in Cork North-West were filled in one fell swoop during the fifth and final count on Sunday evening. Each of the incumbent TDs(...)

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(...)

Michael Creed hopes to bring home a running mate in this constituency which is a mixture of satellite commuter towns in the south and more traditional country market towns in the north. Photograph: Tom Honan

Cork North-West (three seats) Current: 1 FG, 2 FF Cork North-West may have shed its image as one of the country’s most conservative constituencies i(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy faces a vote of no confidence on Tuesday. File photograph: Tom Honan

Cork TD Dara Murphy who, it is anticipated, will resign his seat shortly to take up a position in the European Commission, is expected by Fine Gael to(...)

Dara Murphy has drawn his full TD’s salary of €94,500 plus parliamentary standard allowances totalling €51,600 per annum since taking up his job with the EPP in Brussels in September 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has formally requested the Oireachtas to examine if Fine Gael TD Dara Murphy has breached ethics legislation by claiming full allowances d(...)

The chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht said   most committees were finding it very difficult to achieve a quorum. File photograph: The Irish Times

Poor attendance at Oireachtas committee meetings is forcing chairmen or women to “grab a TD or Senator” from another committee so as to start a meetin(...)

Members of the Royal Netherlands Air Force carry the coffin of  Major Jan Linzel on Thursday in Glengarriff, Co Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney /Provision

Members of the Royal Netherlands Air Force gathered in a quiet country graveyard in West Cork on Thursday to honour one of the last of their famous Ma(...)

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(...)

Mick Wallace: The TD’s new clothes

The Ceann Comhairle, brave man, hosted members of the Leinster House press gallery to dinner in the Members’ Restaurant on Thursday night to mark 100 (...)

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