Labour candidate Eoin Holmes on a brief visit to the Meath East byelection count centre in Donaghmore, Ashbourne, last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The picture of a devastated Eoin Holmes leaving the count centre after March 2013’s Meath East byelection was one of the defining political pictures o(...)

 Pat “the Cope” Gallagher:  warned Fianna Fáil that strategy of running two strong candidates may backfire

Colloquially known as the Malin-M50, Midlands North West is a huge and sprawling constituency taking in 15 counties in three provinces. It is an amalg(...)

Ben Gilroy, of Direct Democracy Ireland at the official launch of the political party in Dublin
of Direct Democracy Ireland is standing for Europe in the Northern constituency. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Direct Democracy Ireland introduced their candidates for the local and European elections in Dublin yesterday. Running for seats in Europe are Ben Gil(...)

Political activist Ben Gilroy has been given a four week suspended prison sentence after the High Court ruled he was in contempt of court order(...)

David Hall (second left) protesting against the auction of “distressed” property in 2011. His Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation is involved in an initiative with AIB. photograph: alan betson

It’s gone a bit like Monty Python’s Life of Brian amongst the various pro-consumer groups jostling to be the voice of distressed mortgage holders.Some(...)

Ben Gilroy of Direct Democracy Ireland was brought before the high court today. File Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A founder of political movement Direct Democracy Ireland, Ben Gilroy, was arrested and brought before the High Court by gardaí today under a warrant i(...)

Political activist Ben Gilroy is  facing the prospect of jail for breaching court orders by allegedly trespassing and occu- pying a Kildare stud farm. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Political activist Ben Gilroy is one of three people facing the prospect of jail for breaching court orders by allegedly trespassing and occupying a K(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny congratulates Helen McEntee , on her election as a TD in March. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A total of €106,653.42 was spent by candidates in the Meath East byelection in March with Fine Gael’s successful candidate Helen McEntee spending the (...)

  Ben Gilroy:  People for Economic Justice founder

People for Economic Justice founder and Direct Democracy Ireland candidate Ben Gilroy has denied he has any c(...)

The two big beasts on the Irish political stage, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, slugged it out in the Meath East byelection this week before Helen (...)