A touchingly rare display of cross-candidate praise in Dublin Bay South. Renua leader Lucinda Creighton was so taken by Mannix Flynn’s offering for t(...)

Mayo’s defeat to Cork last weekend was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy regarding Lee Keegan’s concussion at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday (All matches 2pm unless stated) Allianz League Division One Mayo v Dublin, McHale Park, 7.0 – Viewed in a certain way it possibly suits(...)

Sinead Ahern at the Labour Party conference in Mullingar: said it would be difficult to say what the mood of the party would be after the election. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

There were differing views on whether Labour should enter the next government if it has a bad election day, as some polls have suggested. Jimmy Kenne(...)

Labour Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said Fine Gael Minister Michael Noonan’s plan for a “rainy day fund” makes sense, but she did not necessarily agree with his proposed €2.5 billion figure. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Labour Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said Fine Gael Minister Michael Noonan’s plan for a “rainy day fund” makes sense, but she did not nec(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has accused some mainstream parties, smaller parties and Independents of proposing populist policies.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has accused some mainstream parties, smaller parties and Independents of proposing populist policies that are (...)

 Renua leader Lucinda Creighton. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Labour’s guide for canvassers outlines “five reasons to fear Sinn Féin in government” and claims Lucinda Creighton’s Renua party is “to the right of D(...)

Labour Party leader Joan Burton pictured with Alan Kelly TD (left) and election candidate Carrie Smyth at the Labour Party conference in Mullingar today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tánaiste Joan Burton has unveiled a series of election pledges if the Labour Party is returned to government. Among the pledges in Ms Burton’s keynot(...)

Labour backbencher Anne Ferris has said she could wallpaper a room with the amount of hatemail she has received for her stance on abortion. File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish TimesAnne Ferris

Labour backbencher Anne Ferris has said she could wallpaper a room with the amount of hatemail she has received for her stance on abortion. The Wickl(...)

Tanaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton has said Sinn Fein is more concerned with ‘protecting its good republican friends than actually building a good Republic’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Tanaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton has said Sinn Fein is more concerned with “protecting its good republican friends than actually building a good(...)

Ministers Alex White and Brendan Howlin speaking at their press conference ahead of Labours Annual Conference, held in the Mullingar Park Hotel.  Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A chorus of “wolf criers” are predicting the economy will encounter trouble in the years ahead because they failed to predict the last crash, Ministe(...)