Despite the leaflets flowing through the letterboxes and the posters following you on your walk to work the nation is choosing to ignore the impending poll. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

We are a week into the general election campaign and the country is still blissfully unaware it is under way. Despite the leaflets flowing through th(...)

Labour leader Joan Burton and party colleagues at the  launch of Labour’s Standing Up For Families childcare  plan.   The Tánaiste  said she would serve the full five-year term as party leader if she retains her seat in Dublin West in the general election. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has insisted she will remain as leader of the Labour Party for a full second term if re-elected. Speaking on Newstalk on Wednesd(...)

The cranes may be back on the Dublin skyline, but will it mean more residential units for sale? Photograph: Alan Betson

Last June, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly sent what now seems like a subtle warning to Dublin City Council, telling it not to put any “unreas(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly with Labour’s John Lyons. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 1,000 homes are currently under construction in Dublin, three-quarters of which are apartments, according to new figures from Dublin City Co(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: described Tánaiste Joan Burton in Latin as primus inter pares or first among equals when asked about the future of the party post-election if the leader stood down. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Communications Alex White has deflected questions about the Labour Party leadership as controversy over gaffe-prone Minister for Environ(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: “I’m going to be in politics for a long time and I’m going to be in the Labour Party for a long time.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has denied he is derailing the Labour Party’s general election campaign. Senior party sources have raised con(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Labour leader Joan Burton and others arrive for the formal launch of the Labour Party  campaign held at the Bord Gáis Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Somebody in Sinn Féin has a sense of humour. The party launched its election campaign in Dublin’s Royal Irish Academy, otherwise known as the RIA. A l(...)