The election of Fianna Fáil’s Eugene Murphy is the only major surprise of the general election result in the Roscommon Galway constituency. From Scr(...)

Political parties will lose half their funding unless 30% of their general election candidates are female. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil activist has initiated legal action challenging the State’s new electoral laws on gender quotas after being excluded from a selection(...)

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter was last night facing a battle at the Fine Gael selection convention to retain the nomination to run again for the Dáil in Dublin Rathdown. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has been selected to run again for the Dáil in the new three-seat Dublin Rathdown constituency. He was select(...)

Aidan Gillen as Charles Haughey – Charlie’s creators have described the series as “a drama based on real events”. Much artistic license has been deployed ...

A few weeks before the first instalment of Charlie, the new Haughey television drama, was broadcast, I was involved in a radio discussion on Haughey’s(...)

Sean Doherty (right) with President Patrick Hillery and Charles Haughey (centre). Photograph: The Irish Times.

The daughter of former minister for justice Seán Doherty has criticised his depiction in the TV series Charlie. Rachel Doherty said the series about t(...)

Roscommon and South Leitrim Constituency Profile: Roscommon and South Leitrim is somewhere you sense was never quite completed when (...)

Rachel Doherty: “This is not about having women for the sake of it, but about offering choice, taking geography and other factors into consideration.”

Politics will continue to be an exclusive and largely male pursuit until political parties take a serious look at a more representative system, two f(...)

The first candidate in the Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election has been declared,with Fianna Fáíl’s selection of Ivan Connaughton at a selection convention tonight.

The first candidate in the Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election has been declared,with Fianna Fáíl’s selection of Ivan Connaughton at a selection conv(...)

Senator Terry Leyden’s daughter Orla, a sitting councillor,  retained a  seat for Fianna Fáil in Roscommon

Fianna Fáil taking eight out of eighteen seats on Roscommon County Council, coupled with the implosion of the Fine Gael vote in each of the three elec(...)