A touchingly rare display of cross-candidate praise in Dublin Bay South. Renua leader Lucinda Creighton was so taken by Mannix Flynn’s offering for t(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny at the launch of the Fine Gael general election campaign  at the Alexander Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

In and out of the Dáil in less than a minute. After months of dropping hints, Enda Kenny burst from the blocks and was gone, leaving a bewildered col(...)

In engaging with politics, young people seem more likely to engage with issues. The traditional political party structure tends to engage young people who grow up to be the type of political thinkers their parents were.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

In Fiach Kelly’s piece on ‘Bertie’s Children’ in The Irish Times in January, eight 18-year-olds were interviewed, and when asked the question “Are yo(...)

“It threatened to name a clergyman in Rathmines said to be instructing female visitors in matters other than religion”

One hundred years ago this month, the already-crowded Dublin newspaper market acquired yet another new title – a weekly journal, published every Frida(...)

The work of predicting elections is ‘as ridiculous as expecting Galway to win the Liam McCarthy every year even though it’s nearly 30 years since they last did it’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One of the skills required of a political journalist is knowing when and how to make predictions. Such tasks including calling the date of an electio(...)

The whistleblower says when he became aware of Grace in 2007, she had not had a HSE visit in six years. Photograph: Getty Images

The young woman at the centre of an abuse controversy in the southeast was twice brought to hospital to have bruising around her breast and thigh exam(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly with TD John Lyons in a modular home at Balbutcher Lane, Poppintree, Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Modular homes, similar to those that will accommodate homeless families in Dublin, could be used as permanent housing across the State. Minister for(...)

Customer and employee records and intellectual property were the most common targets, according to PwC. Photograph:  Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images

Criminal activity online, such as theft of intellectual property and customer records, cost businesses around the world an average of €2.3 million la(...)