Sinn Féin  confirmed in recent days it will field a candidate to challenge Michael D Higgins in the presidential election. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin is expected to choose a female, internal candidate to be its contender for the presidential election. The party has confirmed in recent day(...)

The Tánaiste took a swipe at Mary Lou McDonald (above) during Leaders’ Questions, calling out Sinn Féin for showing no interest after the last election when the country needed a government: “At least Fianna Fáil engaged.” File photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Like the rest of us, the Dáil is obsessed with the weather. Sure what else would TDs have been talking about after a weekend of high temperatures and(...)

Mary Lou McDonald paraphrased the Oscar Wilde quote that the only thing worse than ‘people talking about you is people not talking about you’. File photograph: Alan Betson

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin engaged in tit-for-tat exchanges in the Dáil over who was electorally closer to Sinn Féin(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Speaking in the wake of the conviction of Independent TD Michael Lowry on tax offences, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said tax offences were a “serious crime(...)

People Before Profit TD  Richard Boyd Barrett: the department “is buying new Casa airplanes, but I understand there are only three Casa pilots, some of whom may even leave”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Defence is purchasing new naval vessels and airplanes but does not have the personnel to operate them, it has been claimed. People (...)

Israeli artist Netta reacts after winning the 2018 Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Israel, as the winner, will host the 2019 contest. Photograph: Armando Franca/AP

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has ruled out the possibility of Ireland boycotting next year’s Eurovision song contest, which is to be held in Israel. People(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker addressing a joint sitting of the Dáil and Seanad:  “As the clock to Brexit ticks down, we must prepare for every eventuality, including no deal.”

The European Union must prepare for the possibility of failing to reach a deal on Brexit, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said. (...)

Pat Kenny in his Newstalk studio. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny may be one of Ireland’s top broadcasters, but he’s equally prone to the occasionally bizarre moment that prompts the question whether he’s o(...)

When the huge poster was unveiled on Tuesday, Sinn Féin’s housing spokesman Eoin Ó Broin posed happily beside it.  Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

While Sinn Féin may be dithering over whether or not to move a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Housing, the selfie-loving minister has no (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: ‘The Bill places the information and tracing service on a statutory footing for the first time.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Legislation that would allow adoptees secure information about their adoptions should pass through the Oireachtas by the end of the year if there is c(...)

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