Connolly Barracks: closed in early 2009

Colliers International is looking for expressions of interest by April 18th to redevelop the former Connolly Barracks and a nearby vacant shopping cen(...)

Annie McCarrick: American student was last seen in Johnnie Fox’s pub in Glencullen, Co Wicklow, on March 26th, 1993.

The mother of missing American woman Annie McCarrick has said she has given up hope ever seeing her daughter again, but that her “greatest wish” was (...)

Another election is the only outcome if everybody else adopts the same attitude as the Social Democrats and refuses to take responsibility for government formation. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The outline of a potential government is tentatively emerging from the fog of the general election result. Whether it will be strong enough to survive(...)

Limini and Ruby Walsh after victory in the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle Race. Photograph: Andrew Boyers

Irish trained horses enjoyed a St Patrick’s Day bonanza at Cheltenham with only the Ryanair World Hurdle winner Thistlecrack preventing an unprecedent(...)

In writing a few years ago about mandatory gender quotas – of which she did not approve – former Fianna Fáil minister Mary O’Rourke was not pretending(...)

Up for the count: Micheál Martin celebrates his re-election in Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Micheál Martin has never been in a stronger position as Fianna Fáil leader. His position is analogous to that of Claudio Ranieri, the manager of ungl(...)

Progressive Democrats leader Dessie O’Malley and Fianna Fáil leader Charles Haughey: the circumstances were much more toxic in 1989, when the likely government-making option settled on the Fianna Fáil-PD negotiations.

The racing certainty now is a hung Dáil and, flowing from that, the emergence of a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil coalition as the most stable and ideologicall(...)

Joan Burton during a visit to Shellybanks Educate Together National School in Ballsbridge, Dublin, while on the campaign trail. Photograph: PA

A government made up of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael would be “very conservative” and would not implement social change, such as changes to Ireland’s abo(...)

What does it usually mean? A stalemate due to the Fáilure of any party or bloc of parties to assemble a majority of TDs in favour of a government fo(...)

People power North and South: Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness, Michelle O’Neill and Gerry Adams of Sinn Féin. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Whatever Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour and some of the southern commentariat might say, there is a fairly broad consensus in Northern Ireland, based (...)