Fine Gael candidate Stephanie Regan canvassing in Raheny, Dublin. Topics included  sugar content in children’s food and the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Posters, flags and badges are strewn across a messy living room-cum-campaign headquarters as first-time general election candidate Stephanie Regan pre(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael Ardfheis at Citywest Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael founded the State and saved it following the bailout and economic crash, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has claimed. Mr Varadkar was addr(...)

Fianna Fáil is to add Cllr Seán Haughey to the ticket in Dublin Bay North. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil is to add Cllr Seán Haughey to the ticket in Dublin Bay North. Mr Haughey was informed of the decision on Tuesday afternoon. The former m(...)

Households received leaflets informing them of the plans to dump waste in Dublin Bay after concerns the move may go all but unnoticed. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thousands of households have received leaflets about plans to dump 10 million tonnes of dredge waste in Dublin Bay, following concerns the applicatio(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor won the Fine Gael selection convention in Dún Laoghaire: The party has now held 18 conventions and picked 11 female candidates. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael strategists believe the party will have an election edge over Fianna Fáil because of greater progress in the selection of women candidates t(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton. Fine Gael’s executive council has added Mr Bruton to the party’s general election ticket for Dublin Bay North, after his failure to win a nomination at the selection convention. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael’s executive council has added Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton to the party’s general election ticket for Dublin Bay North af(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton became collateral damage in a row between the local organisation and party headquarters on Thursday over a gender quota directive. Photograph: The Irish Times

If the level of political embarrassment was colour-graded, Fine Gael would be scarlet after its shambolic convention in Dublin Bay North on Thursday n(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald chaired a  meeting of Fine Gael’s election strategy committee this week which  heard the party was short of its  target of women candidates for the  election. Photograph:

Fine Gael may have to add some women candidates to a few of the party’s general election tickets – including where there is an incumbent TD – to comp(...)

Samantha Long: “I’m really disgusted by the whole thing. It should have been a woman. It sends out the wrong message that women aren’t valued as much as men.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the female Fine Gael members overlooked for the Seanad nomination that was controversially secured by John McNulty has resigned in protest at t(...)