Former Tory cabinet minister Michael Portillo, pictured at Glasnevin Cemetery, is to make a documentary about the Easter Rising for RTÉ.

Former Tory cabinet minister Michael Portillo is to make a documentary about the Easter Rising for RTÉ. The Enemy Files will tell the story of 1916 f(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor won the Fine Gael selection convention in Dún Laoghaire: The party has now held 18 conventions and picked 11 female candidates. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael strategists believe the party will have an election edge over Fianna Fáil because of greater progress in the selection of women candidates t(...)

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik, a barrister and academic, said her family circumstances had changed when asked by The Irish Times why she had ruled herself out of her party’s upcoming selection convention.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik has confirmed she will not attempt to contest the general election in the Dún Laoghaire constituency, where she was former (...)

Michael Healy-Rea: report said he hid ‘behind the veneer of a friendly/simple country yokel’ but was ‘unbeatable electorally’. It claimed he had a ‘vicious temper . . . he is not like his more collegial father in that regard.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae has accused Fine Gael of “looking down their nose” at him after party strategy documents accused him of hiding beh(...)

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has decided to contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service over the urban fox “problem” in the area. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has passed a motion to address the urban fox “problem” in that area of south Dublin. After a heated debate last (...)

Some of the election posters that remain up in Dublin this morning. Clockwise from top left, Nessa Childers, Eamon Ryan, Deirdre Kingston and Lola Hynes.  Photographs: Kitty Holland

Almost all political parties, and some Independents, still had election posters up across parts of Dublin city this morning, despite the passing of a (...)

Eight years after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes with The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Ken Loach, unstoppable director, and Paul Laverty, his regula(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Kate Feeney has been elected  in the Blackrock ward.Photograph: DAVE MEEHANS

The counting of votes in the Dún Laoghaire ward of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been adjourned indefinitely.Labour requested that ballots(...)

Mary Hanafin being interviewed at the City West count centre in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Both former minister Mary Hanafin and party colleague Kate Feeney were elected in the Blackrock local electoral area of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. (...)

Review: Jimmy’s Hall

In Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley, the winner here at Cannes in 2006, Sir John Hamilton, an Anglo-Irish squire, warns the revolutionaries(...)