Vivian Rath said that as a mobility scooter user access to footpaths and disabled parking creates a  significant challenge.

This article is part of The Irish Times Meet the Voters series, profiling ten sample voters in a bid to track the impact of the 2016 General Election(...)

Fine Gael candidate Stephanie Regan canvassing in Raheny, Dublin. Topics included  sugar content in children’s food and the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Posters, flags and badges are strewn across a messy living room-cum-campaign headquarters as first-time general election candidate Stephanie Regan pre(...)

Wexford senior football manager David Power: “Our number one aim is to give a good performance in every game, and secondly to get out of Division Four. I know it won’t be easy.” Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

“You can’t hold back,” says David Power, “you have to just go for it” - and he’s not talking about the drive from Clonmel to Wexford Park three times(...)

Kevin McManamon: believes Dublin’s successes in the league in recent years have helped the team go on to secure championship glory. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Like many of his most striking contributions in Croke Park, it comes late in the day. Towards the end of his interview at yesterday’s launch of this y(...)

Serious flooding outside Longford town on December 31st, 2015, in the wake of a series of storms that have hit the country. Photograph: Niamh Towey/The Irish Times

Meteorological agencies in Ireland and the UK announced a joint scheme for naming storms this winter. Not long after that, the storms named under th(...)

The number of Dáil seats has been cut from 166 to 158 and the number of constituencies from 43 to 40. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Big changes in the shape and size of many Dáil constituencies have changed the electoral map of Ireland since the last general election. The number(...)

Labour Senator Mairia Cahill with Labour leader Joan Burton. A party sources said “we believe we will be back in government”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Senior Labour Party figures have warned the party could lose up to 20 seats – nearly half its current number – in the next general election. The party(...)

Mary Lou McDonald:  Denied move was an act of “desperation” by Sinnn Féin. Photograph: The Irish Times

A union leader behind the policy principles that form the basis for a left-wing voting pact has urged parties and TDs not to take an a la carte app(...)

Mourners carry the coffins of Tara Gilbert, her daughters Jodie (9) and Kelsey (4) and her partner’s Willy Lynch (all pictured on right) at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer in Bray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Pope Francis was among those who sent his condolences to funeral of five of those who died in a fire in Carrickmines, Dublin 10 days ago. Over 1,000 m(...)

A third candidate, Wexford based Shane Dunphy,  has opted against contesting the general electon for Renua Ireland.

A third candidate has opted against contesting the general electon for Renua Ireland. Shane Dunphy has decided not to run for the recently formed par(...)