Alan Kelly’s campaign launch in Nenagh, Co Tipperary  at the weekend. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

“I don’t take no for an answer. If someone tells me no, it only encourages me. It only encourages me to go back and make sure it is a yes. You all kno(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has revealed gardaí are in constant contact over threats to his family.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has revealed gardaí are in constant contact over threats to his family. Speaking in Co Tipperary at his campa(...)

Generation Selfie: Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams, Martina Anderson (front left) Lynn Boylan, Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Every election in Ireland over the past decade has been forecast as the first “digital election”. None has really lived up to the billing. Back in 2(...)

Lines down at Turvey Avenue in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Western counties face another battering from high winds on Monday as Met Éireann warned Storm Henry would bring gusts as high as 130km/h. Several hu(...)

Windy Conditions in Dublin in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for western counties with gusts as high as 130km/h expected with the arrival of Storm Henry Sunday(...)

There is not a chance the Government will fulfil Philip Lane’s  “hope” that the next government “takes seriously” the need to balance public spending with the need for a “safe level of public debt”.   Picture Jason Clarke.

At the end of the riveting film The Big Short, now showing in Ireland and based on Michael Lewis’s book that charted the spectacular fraud and avarice(...)

Former Independent TD Jackie Healy Rae. File photograph: Peter Thursfield

Some are snobbish about Independents. Some look down on constituencies for electing them. They “tut, tut” about voters who vote for them. It’s an at(...)

An array of illegal branded cigarettes and tobacco seized in the State in the past week. Photograph: Revenue

A total of more than 9.5 million cigarettes have been seized as part of intelligence-led operations in the State in the last week. Revenue officers (...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has criticised his constituency colleague, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, for taking part in a sod-turning cer(...)

Part of the crowd at the launch of Independent TD Michael Lowry’s election campaign in the Anner Hotel in Thurles

The recent launch of Tipperary Independent TD Michael Lowry’s general election campaign was no ordinary affair. The ballroom of the Anner Hotel, in h(...)