Joan Burton will stay on as Minister for Social Protection if she becomes Labour leader, according to informed sources.
Former Roscommon GAA star Shane Curran is considering a run in the forthcoming Roscommon-South Leitrim by-election.
The damage done to Fine Gael in Co Mayo was just one of many eye-catching stories to be thrown up by the local elections, writes Michael Brennan.
The Garda Ombudsman has criticised the Garda investigation into the death of a taxi driver as ''inadequate and poorly conducted.
Fine Gael has been given almost €880,000 in taxpayers' funds to pay for refurbishment of its party headquarters.
Greyhounds bred from long-dead dogs are still running in races, in breach of the official regulations.
Socialist Party’s Ruth Coppinger has won the Dublin West by-election as part of a voter backlash against property tax and water charges.
The government's €1.1 million plan to renovate a ghost estate built by former IRA hunger striker Tom McFeely is now in serious doubt.
When Matt Carthy toured Longford, constituents were more concerned with the party's harsh line on Europe than the Gerry Adams controversy, writes Michael Brennan.