Meetings will take place at Government Buildings today

FG and FF parties to consider endorsing deal

10.24 Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs and senators are to gather at Leinster House to endorse a deal reached between their two parties last week on a limited working arrangement in the Dáil.

Fine Gael's Maura Hopkins won a seat this afternoon

Fianna Fáil take 14 seats in Seanad election

28 Apr Fianna Fáil has secured 14 seats in the Seanad as it becomes clear the next government will have to rely on the support of independents to pass legislation after strong showings for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and non-party candidates.

Sean Gallagher claims an RTÉ broadcast damaged his chances in the 2011 presidential election

RTÉ seeks to have Sean Gallagher case struck out

28 Apr RTÉ is seeking a motion to strike out a case taken by businessman Sean Gallagher against the broadcaster in which he claims a 2011 Frontline TV debate in the lead up to the presidential election was unfair and damaged his electoral chances.