Vanessa Barrett (L) with her sons MJ and Patrick, and her sister-in-law Samantha Barrett with her daughters Kaitlyn, Makenzie, Sinita and Noriah. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Three young families, including eight young children, remain living on waste ground without electricity, running water, toilets or rubbish collection (...)

Sinn Féin Dublin North-West TD  Dessie Ellis: has been requested to attend a meeting with the party  leadership to assess if further action is required. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sinn Féin has not ruled out taking further disciplinary action against Dublin North-West TD Dessie Ellis as part of its response to the ongoing disput(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said  the party would fight the next election to maximise its vote, its mandate and its numbers of TDs and senators. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Mary Lou McDonald has confirmed she will seek nomination for the position of president of Sinn Féin. At a party selection convention in her Dublin C(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald said that despite assumptions she is the runaway favourite, “there is no done deal here . . . there is no ordination, coronation”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leadership frontrunner Mary Lou McDonald says if she is elected to succeed Gerry Adams she will examine how the party is run in light of a s(...)

The resignation of Cllr Gabriel Cronnelly from Sinn Féin comes days after a high-profile Galway Senator also quit the party amid allegations of bullying. Image: Facebook.

Sinn Féin has lost another elected representative after a county councillor in Galway resigned and accused some in the party of “unacceptable behaviou(...)

Minister of State for Public Expenditure and Reform Seán Canney: said codes of conduct for public servants had yet to be prepared. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A commitment made 15 years ago to draw up detailed codes of conduct for public servants has yet to be met, the Seanad was told. Minister of State at(...)

Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey criticised the water Bill, which will suspend billing on domestic water charges for nine months. Photograph:  Colin Keegan

A Government Senator has described his own party’s legislation to suspend water charges as a “backward step” and a “classic kick to touch”. Fine Gae(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad

Former Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer has been elected to the Seanad and two other ex-TDs who lost their Dáil seats are also expected to win in the Upper(...)

Green Party candidate and former surfing champion Grace O’Sullivan was elected to the Agricultural panel, overcoming Fianna Fáil’s Michael Smith despite his higher vote. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil’s poor strategy in organising its Seanad campaign has resulted in the loss of one of its four seats on the Agricultural panel. Green Part(...)

Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Green Party candidate Grace O’Sullivan is expected to be elected to the Agriculture panel of the Seanad. The Waterford-based former Irish surfing cha(...)

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