Anna Soubr   criticised the lack of police response after chants of “Soubry is a Nazi” could clearly be heard during an interview with BBC News.  Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

The speaker of the British House of Commons, John Bercow, has urged police to do more to protect MPs outside parliament from abusive protesters after (...)

Kate L Ryan: “Both these women’s movements, with their belief in equality and autonomy, fought until the issues they held dear could no longer be ignored.”

It was a Saturday in December 1918 when Irish women voted for the first time in a general election. It was nine months after they had been given the r(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin on Tuesday asked his front bench to come forward with concerns they have about lack of delivery by the Government in their policy areas. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fianna Fáil has reacted angrily to suggestions from Fine Gael that any policies it wants to discuss as part of the review of the confidence-and-supply(...)

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State. Photograph: Reuters/Rodi Said

A group of TDs and Senators have written to Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan asking that the Government recognise as genocide the slaught(...)

Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly with Mary Lou McDonald celebrating her election in the Dublin Fingal constituency. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A very modest record was broken in the general election, as the greatest-ever number of women TDs were returned to the Dáil. Back in 2011, a total of(...)

Bernadette McAliskey: gave delegates a highly personal account of her childhood and the road that took her to the moment in 1972 when, in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday, she crossed the floor of the British House of Commons and slapped the British home secretary Reginald Maudling across the face. Photograph: Reuters

“I stand here as the youngest woman in Parliament, in the same tradition as the first woman ever to be elected to this Parliament, Constance Markie(...)

Members of the Cassidy family; (from left),  Eddie, John, Constance, Eleanor, Jane, Harry and Kate, after their Supreme Court win this morning.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The owners of Sligo’s Lissadell House have secured a Supreme Court ruling that there are no public rights of way across most of four routes through th(...)

Reforming the Dail

By nudging the door ajar in their proposals for Dáil reform, Government ministers have whetted the appetite of backbenchers who may push it wide open (...)

Simon Coveney said that the response of his department and other State agencies to the horse meat crisis was quick and decisive.

Politicians, like journalists, veer towards hyperbole but when Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Simon Coveney declares 2013 as “an extraordinary(...)

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