Alex White with John Lyons, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Kevin Humphreys at the referendum count at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has insisted Labour will outperform the polls in the upcoming general election.Councillor Willie Quinn only managed to gain 7 per(...)

There have been  mutterings about a challenge to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin should the party not win the Carlow Kilkenny byelection. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:05

From the moment this byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny was announced, it was described as “Bobby Aylward’s to lose”. For the Fianna Fáil candidate it was (...)

Minster for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan who has described the likely Yes vote as ‘a great day for tolerance, inclusion, pluralism, and a great signature for what we are’.

The anticipated Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum has been described as “something, new, exciting and fresh’’ by Minster for Foreign Affair(...)

 Tony Kelly is still Clare’s Mr Reliable what is now a mis-firing forward line. Photograph: James Crombie

This is a big weekend because the Munster championship is starting but how important is the actual outcome of tomorrow’s Clare- Limerick match in T(...)

Polling stations are set to close after the referendums and byelection in Ireland on May 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 2:11

Turnout for the same sex-marriage referendum and the referendum to reduce the age eligibility for presidential candidates was higher in urban areas on(...)

Design Matters

Wearable technology to help you live longer, ways to increase the impact of brands, and tools to save farmers sleepless nights: in creating solution(...)

Installation from Imagine Arts Festival

The organisers of one of the country’s innovative arts festivals have expressed dismay after the Arts Council announced that the festival was to recei(...)

Political reporter, Ursula Halligan, who made her personal case for a Yes vote this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For a while now, I’ve imagined how I’m going to vote in the marriage referendum on Friday. Not the X in the Yes box, but physically how I’m going t(...)

As the economy recovers, public satisfaction with the Government has risen to its highest point in four years and the pattern is most pronounced among(...)

Fine Gael candidate David Fitzgerald canvassing for the votes of Tom O’Shea, David Gordon, and Lar Hally. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons 9:08

The hurling metaphors alone on the Kilkenny canvass leave the outsider in need of a lie-down. “Nine minutes to go, a point behind but we have the goal(...)