Acting Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton leaving Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste Joan Burton has told senior Labour Party figures she wants to stay on as party leader and has discussed a campaign to retain the leadership, (...)

Just one Independent TD - Michael Lowry - supported Enda Kenny in the Dáil vote for taoiseach on Wednesday afternoon. As expected, the acting Taoisea(...)

A trial date has yet to be set for Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy on charges of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton during a water charges protest in Jobstown almost 18 months ago. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

A trial date has yet to be set for Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy on charges of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton during a water charge(...)

Acting Tánaiste Joan Burton:  Some  party members said demands for her resignation were inevitable. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Tánaiste Joan Burton is expected to resist calls today to step down as leader of the Labour Party. She is to meet all candidates who stood in the ge(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the ho(...)

Labour Party leader Joan Burton has insisted Fine Gael cannot rely on the support of the Labour Party in the upcoming vote for taoiseach. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has insisted Fine Gael cannot rely on the support of the Labour Party in the upcoming vote for taoiseach. In a letter to party m(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny expressed his ‘sincere and deepest’ sympathy with the relatives of those who lost their lives in Donegal. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Dáil has observed a minute’s silence for the victims of the Donegal drowning tragedy and the Brussels bombings. Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny expre(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy pictured after appearance at Dublin Circuit Court . Photograph: Collins Courts

A trial date will most likely be set next month for Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy on charges of falsely imprisoning Tánaiste Joan Burton dur(...)

Willie Penrose and James Bannon before the final count Longford-Westmeath count finally ended early on Thursday morning. Photograph: John McCauley.

It was the worst election in the Labour Party’s 104-year history, made even bleaker by the prospect of losing Dáil speaking rights. The junior Coalit(...)

Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael’s deputy campaign director for the marriage referendum who revealed he was gay in 2012, was ousted in Cork South -Central

Many liberal standard-bearers lost their seats in the general election, which took place less than a year after the groundbreaking same-sex marriage r(...)

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