Peadar Toibin

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Sinn Fein Meath West TD Peadar Toíbín who is to rejoin the party.

Meath West TD Peadar Toíbín is to rejoin the Sinn Fein parliamentary party almost following a six month suspension. Mr Toíbín lost the party whip in t(...)

Colm Keaveney: Now firmly in residence on the Fianna Fáil benches. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Christmas has crept up on Leinster House. But it’s here now. Trees are twinkling inside the building and the official tree-lighting ceremon(...)

 Colm Keaveney during a press briefing on the plinth of Leinster House on his joining Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The defection of former Labour Party chairman Colm Keaveney to Fianna Fáil has led to strong divergences of views between his former party and his new(...)

Marion Harkin and Padraig O’Reilly, both from the North East Pylon Pressure group, with Peadar Tóibín of Sinn Féin (right) at a meeting held in the Knightstbrook Hotel, Trim, Co Meath, last night.

Close to 1,000 people attended a public meeting in Co Meath last night in opposition to EirGrid’s plans to upgrade the transmission network though ove(...)

Sinn Féin frontbench members Mary Lou McDonald, Pearse Doherty (left) and Gerry Adams:  the party is looking to plot its best way forward. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Sometime about 2005, when there was a spike in support for Sinn Féin in opinion polls, the possibility of a coalition arrangement with Fianna Fáil was(...)

Anti-abortion campaigners maintain their protest last night outside Leinster House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fianna Fáil allowed members a free vote on the legislation, and 14 members voted against:John Browne (Wexford)Dara Calleary (Mayo)Éamon Ó Cuív (Galway(...)

Cork North Central TD Billy Kelleher supports the suicide clause in the legislation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

If young girls had taken their lives because of cyberbullying it was “quite possible and very probable” that a young pregnant girl could decide suicid(...)

An anti-abortion protestor prays outside the Dail tonight as the amendments to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill are debated. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government has won the final vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 by 127 votes to 31.Fine Gael’s Lucinda Creighton voted agai(...)

The scene outside the Dáil yesterday while the debate on the abortion Bill was being held.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than two-thirds of Fianna Fáil’s 19 TDs voted against the second stage of the abortion legislation in the Dáil last night, in the largest turnout(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s spokesman had no comment on the actions of the four TDs, which came as the legislation passed its first Dáil reading by a margin of 138 to 24. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael has removed four rebel TDs from the party after they defied Taoiseach Enda Kenny to vote against the abortion legislation. Steps were also u(...)

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