Ireland is one of the few EU member states without effective hate crime legislation, Fianna Fáil spokeswoman on disability Margaret Murphy O’Mahony (fourth from left) said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Ireland is one of the few EU member states without effective hate crime legislation, Fianna Fáil spokeswoman on disability Margaret Murphy O’Mahony sa(...)

Micheál Martin.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The first thing that can be said about Fianna Fáíl’s huge election is that nobody saw it coming, not even Fianna Fáil. Its success is a mixed blessi(...)

“I have observed a palpable air of dissatisfaction with the lack of vision and leadership of Fianna Fáil”

Fianna Fáil has suffered another blow with the resignation of one of its most senior politicians on Cork County Council, current mayor of County Cork (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Aine Collins TD on a visit to Krust Bakery, in Dublin, in March. Ms Collins is one of two sitting TDs  selected to run for Fine Gael in Cork North-West  for the next general election. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael has selected its two sitting TDs in Cork North-West as the party’s candidates in the constituency for the next general election. Deputies Á(...)

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(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward arrives triumphantly at the Dáil after his win in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, and Senator Averil Power announces her resignation from Fianna Fáil at Government Buildings. Photographs: Colin Keegan/Collins; Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Two events over the course of the week have suggested Fianna Fáil’s renewal drive is beginning to lose steam: the election of a member of the old guar(...)

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