Maura Hopkins busy canvassing in Wicklow town for the upcoming Seanad Éireann election 2016. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

On April 12th at around midday, Daithí de Róiste pulled up his car at the Springhill Hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. As he parked, he noted that(...)

Senator Deirdre Clune is planning to run in Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is coming under growing pressure from within its own internal organisation to only run two candidates in the Ireland South constituen(...)

Tommie Gorman on assignment in Mauritius last year. Photograph: Paul Faith, Press Association

Twenty years ago next January, out of the blue, I was diagnosed with cancer. It hasn’t gone away – a dodgy liver remains home to over 20 secondary tum(...)