Everywhere that Fianna Fáil won seats there was talk of constituency work, the repeated mantra that forgets that a general election is a national one. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Is your head still spinning? Are you still wondering where we stand? The electorate clicked its heels and didn’t just end up in a tornado but created (...)

Enda Kenny adopted the same statemanlike air of last week’s debate, remaining on the ringside for the most part until called upon to comment.  Photograph: Oisin McHugh FusionShooters.

Call us childish but the most diverting element of the debate was when Micheal Martin dropped his prompt-sheet on the floor around 30 minutes in and i(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of the party’s advertisement campaign outside Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As we head into the second weekend of what we are currently calling the 2016 election, there is every possibility that we will end up having to call i(...)

Niamh Briggs will captain Ireland as they look to retain the Six Nations Championship. Photograph: Inpho

Tom Tierney has announced his squad for the Six Nations as Ireland’s women look to retain the championship they won in 2015. Ireland’s title defence (...)

The Social Democrats launch their manifesto on O’Connell Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

George HW Bush used to refer disdainfully to the “vision thing”, acknowledging the charge that he lacked an overarching idea of what he wanted to achi(...)

Niamh Briggs: will captain Ireland against England at the Stoop. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

  This first November international could become a historic one should Niamh Briggs’s Ireland figure a way to win a Test match on English (...)

Darren McCurry tries to shrug off the attentions of Sligo’s Niall Murphy as Tyrone booked their place in the quarter-finals of the All-Ireland championship. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“It’s the place to be,” says Mickey Harte, after guiding Tyrone to an All-Ireland football quarter-final for the 10th time in 13 seasons. Even if n(...)

The sentencing of a Dublin man found guilty of trespassing at U2 drummer Larry Mullen’s home has been adjourned until October. File photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin.

The sentencing of a Dublin man found guilty of trespassing at U2 drummer Larry Mullen’s home has been adjourned until October. Dublin District Court h(...)

Dublin District Court has heard  Gerard O’Neill (31), of Orchid House, James Street, Dublin 8, was “foaming at the mouth” when he resisted arrest and threatened  officers who responded to a 6am report of intruders on the grounds of  drummer Larry Mullen’s home last October.

Sentencing of a Dublin man who was found guilty of trespassing at the home of U2 drummer Larry Mullen has been adjourned. Dublin District Court has he(...)

 Shelly Corkery, fashion director for Brown Thomas. Photograph: Alan Betson

For every applicant for a shop floor job in Brown Thomas, there are hundreds who want to skate straight in as a fashion buyer. Ideally in a flippy (...)