A Labour supporter keeps an eye on the Dublin Bay North recount. Some would argue that Labour is no longer even a “left” party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Much has been made since the weekend of the so-called seismic shift in Irish politics that took place at this election. “People have voted for a fai(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin (right) and Michael McGrath (left) celebrate at the general election 2016 count at the City Hall in Cork, Ireland. Photograph: PA

Counting has resumed across the State with 19 out of 40 constituencies completed. The Government parties have suffered heavy losses with 98 out of (...)

Irish Times Exit poll shows in Dublin Fine Gael is on 25.7 per cent; Sinn Féin is on 15.4 per cent; Fianna Fáil is on 14.6 per cent; Labour is on 9.4 per cent and Independents and others are on 34.9 per Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fine Gael is the most popular party in Dublin on almost 26 per cent but an even bigger number of voters in the capital chose Independents and smaller (...)

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

Eamon Gilmore answering reporters’ questions at a special meeting of the Labour Party. Photograph: Frank Miller

Last July RTÉ’s Seán O’Rourke put it to Taoiseach Enda Kenny that polls published that month did not look good for the re-election of the Government. (...)

Gerry Adams  in Long Kesh prison with Brendan Hughes. He would know whether the IRA oversees Sinn Fein

After last week’s report from the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, we know there is a body of congenitally conspiratorial me(...)

Gerry Adams: The responses point to the continued isolation of Sinn Féin from the political mainstream. Photograph: The Irish Times

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker famously said some years ago that mainstream politicians know what to do but just don’t know how to (...)

Success has many fathers, and all the political parties will be claiming a share of the credit for the overwhelming victory of the Yes side in the sam(...)

We cannot know whether the jury in Gail O’Rorke’s trial acquitted her on charges of assisting another to end her life because the case against her was(...)

The Irish Times Ipsos/MRBI “Family Values” poll put a series of statements to the public, relating family life in today’s Ireland. Attitudes often dif(...)