Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the launch of the Sinn Féin election campaign at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin is to set aside almost €1 billon for welfare increases, including reversing some previous welfare cuts, over the lifetime of the next govern(...)

 Pegida demonstrators walk with a German flag during a demonstration in Potsdam last month. Anti-racism campaigners and migrant support groups are to hold a rally in Dublin on Saturday to protest against the establishment of an Irish branch of the anti-Islamic group Pegida. Photograph: Ralf Hirschberger/EPA.

Anti-racism campaigners and migrant support groups are to hold a rally in Dublin on Saturday to protest against the establishment of an Irish branch o(...)

Former English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson  and Peter O’Loughlin of Identity Ireland pictured at a press conference in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Anti-Islamisation group Pegida, which was founded in Germany, will formally announce an Irish branch at a protest rally in Dublin next weekend. It is(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Eric Luke

It’s vicious in Cork South-Central, where five high-profile sitting TDs are battling for one of four seats in this redrawn constituency. There’ll be b(...)

Labour’s Joanna Tuffy: I am relatively happy . . . I feel momentum going towards us. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Private polling research by the Labour Party has given it hope that it could capitalise on concerns of a large block of non-Coalition supporters that(...)

 Noel O’Flynn photographed at Leinster House in January 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil Cork North Central TD, Noel O’Flynn has ruled out running in the forthcoming general election following a health scare and discussi(...)

“The base of Fianna Fáil and very large sections of Fianna Fáil remain very republican” - Gerry Adams. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin will be in government, if not after this election then after the next, party president Gerry Adams has said. “The issue of whether Sinn Féi(...)

Louth deputy Peter Fitzpatrick: former manager of the Louth senior football team said Fergus O’Dowd, his fellow Fine Gael TD and ex-junior minister, is virtually guaranteed his seat. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A Fine Gael TD has asked party members in his constituency to support him over his running mate who he has claimed is “assured” of re-election. Lout(...)

Micheál Martin: “I’m not Taoiseach of the country. He [Enda Kenny] is the executive in charge.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he did not visit any flood-hit areas outside his native Cork, after his party was strongly critical of Taoi(...)

 Jonathan O’Brien TD:  local representatives would have greater knowledge than the minister. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Revised building guidelines for apartments are contained in legislation introduced by Minister of State for the Environment Paudie Coffey. He told t(...)