FF leader Micheál Martin hopes to rebuild his battered party

Election 2016: The end of Civil War politics?

05 Jan Fianna Fáil's meltdown at the last general election was a seismic change in Irish politics. It opened the way for a host of combinations in the next coalition - including an historic one.

Several of the militants in the Paris attacks of 13 November were based in Molenbeek

Insight: The View from Molenbeek

11 Dec The Week in Politics' Aine Lawlor spoke to Jamal Habbachich, who leads a council of 22 mosques in Molenbeek, a suburb of Brussels that has been closely associated with jihad.

Mourners lit candles outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut

California attack latest in series of US tragedies

03 Dec Wednesday's gun attack at a social services agency in the southern Californian city of San Bernardino, which killed 14 people and left 17 wounded, was the latest of many deadly rampages in the United States.

There are between 8,000 and 10,000 defibrillators available in Ireland

Call for national defibrillator database

21 Nov A report published by HIQA last year recommended the establishment of a national register for defibrillators, one year on however, no such database exists.

A weekly programme ahead of the General Election

Road to the Election

24 Sep A new series with RTÉ's Brian Dowling looking at key issues, policies and personalities ahead of the General Election.

Irish Islam in the shadow of Paris

Irish Islam in the shadow of Paris

14 Nov The self-styled Islamic State organisation which has claimed responsibility for last evening's terrorist attacks on Paris has been excoriated by a wide variety of Muslim religious leaders here.