Ronan Mullen

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Bales of hay create the shape of a bear at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

It is easy to miss the Pro-Life Campaign stand at the National Ploughing Championships. It is tucked into the corner of one of the many white corruga(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with French President François Hollande at a press conference in Government Buildings  yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In the glowing dawn of the new enlightenment, there was never going to be a row over the length of the summer break. A political golden age is upon u(...)

Minister of State Damien English: introduced the legislation which has already been passed by the Dáil

A citizens’ assembly of 100 people picked at random using a polling company are in no better position to discuss constitutional issues than “100 peopl(...)

Michael Healy-Rae: “I’ve been in B29 since February of 2011 and that’s where I’ll stay until somebody tells me I have to leave. But no somebody from Fianna Fáil is going to do it.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s been two months since the Government was formed but deputies are still unable to vote electronically due to a dispute over seating arrangements. (...)

David Norris: announced he was stepping down as leader of the Seanad Independent group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s all kicking off now. The ripple effect from political mayhem across the pond reached Leinster House yesterday with the surprise departure of a h(...)

 Senators before the first sitting of the 25th Seanad at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Eleven Independent Senators marked the first day of the 25th Seanad on Wednesday by sponsoring a Bill which would result in substantial reform of the (...)

In a reference to fatal foetal abnormalities, Mrs Higgins had said it was an ‘outrage’ against women that in the case of ‘foetal abnormality’, a person should be ‘made carry’ the baby. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Remarks by Sabina Higgins, wife of President Michael D Higgins, about abortion and fatal foetal abnormalities have been described as “regrettable”. (...)

Lynn Ruane, President of Trinity College Students Union with her daughters Jaelynne and Jordanne. “She will be one of the most interesting politicians in the new Oireachtas, irrespective of how long it lasts.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

It is truly to be hoped that Seanad Éireann will never again be elected under the current absurd system. That said, the 2016 Seanad results have throw(...)

Former leader of the Progressive Democrats Michael McDowell. Photograph: Collins

Outgoing senator Ronan Mullen has topped the poll in the Seanad election on the National University of Ireland panel followed in second place by forme(...)

Maura Hopkins busy canvassing in Wicklow town for the upcoming Seanad Éireann election 2016. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

On April 12th at around midday, Daithí de Róiste pulled up his car at the Springhill Hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. As he parked, he noted that(...)

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