John Perry TD, Fine Gael: He is seeking orders against the trustees of Fine Gael over the October 16th Sligo-North Leitrim convention. The party is opposing the application. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8

Fine Gael TD John Perry is threatening to call Taoiseach Enda Kenny to give evidence in his High Court challenge to the party’s handling of a selectio(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has come under pressure from Fine Gael TDs on the issue of rural crime, with calls for CCTV cameras in some towns.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has come under pressure from Fine Gael TDs on the issue of rural crime, with calls for CCTV cameras in some to(...)

Former Fine Gael TD John Perry with Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Mr Perry  lost out at the selection convention for Sligo-North Leitrim in a close contest over weekend. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A former Fine Gael TD seeking to return to the Dáil in the constituency where party deputy John Perry lost a selection convention said he can unde(...)

 Fine Gael  leader Enda Kenny  with former minister of state John Perry. File Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Fine Gael hierarchy will “reflect” before deciding whether it should add former junior minister John Perry to a g(...)

The  Brian Ború wooden sailing ship off Cheekpoint in the  Waterford Estuary. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A chance encounter five years ago between a master shipwright and a wooden fishing boat which had seen better days has led to the start of a new ventu(...)

The announcement of up to 70 jobs losses at Elanco in the Finisklin Industrial Estate in Sligo has been described as a devastating blow by local business leaders and politicians. Image: Google Maps.

The announcement of up to 70 jobs losses at Elanco in Sligo has been described as a devastating blow by local business leaders and politicians.The glo(...)

Fine Gael’s new Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan spoke in fewer Dáil and committee meetings than any other Minister, which he says could be explained by his frequent absences enforced by diplomatic trips abroad.Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael and Labour TDs have the lowest activity rates – in terms of speaking time and written questions – in Dáil Éireann.The number of written ques(...)

Interns at Leinster House: L to R, Sheelan Yousefizadeh, TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Ebisinbofa Charles Titus, TD Tony McLoughlin and Larysa Karankovich. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is not the only country with an ambivalent attitude to its first language. Larysa Karankovich points to a similar problem in her home country (...)

Full list of candidates With a smaller number of council seats and three town councils abolished, Offaly’s local election race will be hotly co(...)

Vote on Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – Second Stage138 Yes 24 No*Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett does not vote unless the issue is tied*Socia(...)

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