Ms Bailey

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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(...)

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(...)

The Taoiseach said he could not reconcile ‘inconsistencies’ in Maria Bailey’s ‘accounts to me and the media’.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey did not make a “fraudulent” compensation claim against a Dublin hotel but did sign an affidavit that “overstated the impact (...)

PAC member Catherine Connolly:  “These payments are going directly to the private market that’s unsustainable, where rents are going up and up and up. Rents are absolutely unsustainable.”

More than 80,000 households would be “out on the streets” if Government took the “populist” decision to get rid of the Housing Assistance Payment (Hap(...)

Hundreds of people attended a rally in Belfast on Thursday to support the woman at the centre of the Belfast rape trial. Photograph: Pacemaker

Hundreds of people gathered outside Laganside Courts in Belfast on Thursday for a rally to express solidarity with all victims of sexual crime. The (...)

Police stand at the entrance of the Marie Stopes clinic as anti-abortion protestors hold up placards outside the Belfast clinic in October 2012. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

During its five years of life, the Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast dealt with thousands of women. The oldest was 52; the youngest was 13 who had become(...)

Bex Bailey (25), a former member of Labour’s ruling National Executive Committee, was 19 at the time of the attack. Photograph: Twitter

The British Labour Party is launching an independent investigation after an activist said she was raped by a senior party figure six years ago and dis(...)