Alan Horgan and Chris Stapleton: one of 40 couples affected by hotel’s closure

A Tipperary couple’s wedding plans have been thrown into chaos by the closure of the hotel they had chosen to host their reception – the second time i(...)

Candidate numbers are also concentrated in Dublin Bay North, which has been described as a “constituency of death” because of the competition. The ballot paper is likely to be about 45 cm (18 inches) long. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The ballot papers handed to voters in Dublin Bay North are likely to be up to half a metre long because of the large number of candidates who have to (...)

The incident happened between Cashel and Horse and Jockey on the main M8 Cork/Dublin road shortly after 6pm on Sunday evening.

A man in his 40s has reportedly died in a road crash in Co Tipperary. The incident happened between Cashel and Horse and Jockey on the main M8 Cork/(...)

Labour leader Joan Burton and others arrive for the formal launch of the Labour Party  campaign held at the Bord Gáis Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Somebody in Sinn Féin has a sense of humour. The party launched its election campaign in Dublin’s Royal Irish Academy, otherwise known as the RIA. A l(...)

Labour leader Joan Burton  with Alan Kelly and Brendan Howlin TD during the formal launch of the Labour party general election campaign at the Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish TImes

The Labour Party took the battle to the two main Opposition parties at the launch of its general election campaign in Dublin today. Tánaiste Joan Bur(...)

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(...)

Leonard Ponzi: will run Reputation Inc’s New York office.

Yet another Irish-linked communications consultancy is heading stateside. Reputation Inc, the British and Irish agency founded by former Edelman Irela(...)

John Halligan (left) and Shane Ross of the Independent Alliance group, at Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be considerable interest in the performance of Independent candidates, given opinion polls are suggesting they could hold the balance of po(...)

Dinny McGinley TD and Robert Dowds TD who are set to retire. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leinster House was quiet on Tuesday. An air of calm enveloped the chamber and the corridors. But it was a strange sort of stillness, like that awfu(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. File  photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly has refused to confirm media reports that he intends to target Fine Gael second seats, in constituencies where Fin(...)