Screen grab of Gerry Adams during Thursday’s  leaders debate. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams came under sustained attack for his call to abolish the Special Criminal Court during the first leaders’ debate of the ge(...)

Enda Kenny, Joan Burton, Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams.

Micheál Martin has said Fianna Fáil will not go into Government with Sinn Féin “under any circumstances”. Mr Martin said he also will not go into Coal(...)

Pat Kenny and Colette Fitzpatrick will host the first #ge16 leaders’ debate on Thursday night on TV3. Photograph: TV3

All eyes will be on TV3 tonight as the first leaders’ debate of the general election campaign takes place. Taoiseach Enda Kenny will go head-to-head (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton said the poll had a smaller sample of voters so there was a very high margin of error at over 4 per cent. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said there are many undecided voters in the election as she played down an opinion poll suggesting she was in grave danger o(...)

Despite the leaflets flowing through the letterboxes and the posters following you on your walk to work the nation is choosing to ignore the impending poll. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

We are a week into the general election campaign and the country is still blissfully unaware it is under way. Despite the leaflets flowing through th(...)

Sky Q involves “fluid viewing”, or Sky’s term for pausing content on one screen and picking it up from the same point on a tablet device or on another television in another room.

Expect a blitz: Sky Ireland’s marketing push for Sky Q, its new television platform, will be the biggest it has ever undertaken here, the company says(...)

Simon Harris is braving the inevitable gags about babies (and worse), by handing out wet wipes to voters in his Wicklow constituency

Fresh Prince of Greystones His tender years haven’t stopped junior minister Simon Harris from being one of Fine Gael’s top performers. But the younge(...)

Pat Kenny will moderate the debate with fellow broadcaster Colette Fitzpatrick. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The first debate among the leaders of the main political parties will take place on TV3 on Thursday. Enda Kenny, Micheál Martin, Gerry Adams and Joan(...)

Party leaders will take part in four televised pre-election debates between now and February 26th

Four televised debates for party leaders have been scheduled for the general election campaign. RTÉ has proposed two – one involving seven parties an(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and  Taoiseach  Enda Kenny: €12 billion available over the lifetime of the next government, according to Noonan.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Campaigning in the general election will begin today when Fine Gael launches its “long-term economic plan”. This will include the party’s proposed “r(...)