Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said not all sectors of Irish society are feeling the benefits of the economic recovery. Photograph: Collins

Latest polls are showing more than 60 per cent of respondents want a change of government, while Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted not everyone is fee(...)

What the voters really want is for politicians to find all the square pegs they can get their hands on and jam them into round holes. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

We want change but also want more of the same Opinion polls are extraordinary. You quickly find out that what the voters really want is for politicia(...)

‘I will not have any  dealings with Michael Lowry or any other independent,’ when it comes to the formation of a new government the Taoiseach said on Friday.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has for the first time emphatically ruled out seeking the support of Independent Tipperary TD Michael Lowry for a future governme(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin meets former Minister Martin Cullen while canvassing in Waterford on Thursday: he urged “a strong note of caution” in the Irish general election campaign. Photograph: Frank Miller

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has urged a “strong note of caution” about opinion polls after his party recorded an increase in support in the lat(...)

In the 1985 film Back to the Future, the ‘future’ saw us in a world with hoverboards and flying cars but nobody imagined we’d be using smartphones to(...)

A man reads a copy of Charlie Hebdo’s one-year anniversary edition near the makeshift memorial site on Place de la Republique in Paris on 6th January 2016. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

France is paying tribute to the victims of the killings at Charlie Hebdo magazine,after what president Francois Hollande has called “a terrible year”.(...)

Former taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader Bertie Ahern: in 2001, a Fianna Fáil-led government tried to ban opinion polls in the last week of an election. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Eight out of 10 cats prefer a certain brand of petfood, according to the famous advertising campaign. The survey was ludicrous, of course, but it hasn(...)

Michéal Martin: The Sinn Féin economic policy is anti-jobs, and their taxation policy would hit working people

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter coalition with Sinn Féin after the next general election. Mr Martin was react(...)

A new Ipsos/Mori poll published on Wednesday finds that perceptions are not necessarily reality . The Perils of Perception survey highlight how wron(...)

Police arrest a suspect after a gunman  stormed the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and  killed three people. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Four words attributed to the man accused of killing three people in a gun attack on a clinic in Colorado on Friday have lit a political fires(...)