Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald chaired a  meeting of Fine Gael’s election strategy committee this week which  heard the party was short of its  target of women candidates for the  election. Photograph:

Fine Gael may have to add some women candidates to a few of the party’s general election tickets – including where there is an incumbent TD – to comp(...)

Mannix Flynn posters in Temple Bar. An exception to the rule. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At Ireland’s political HQs, blue-sky thinking is the norm, at least among poster designers. Smiling is optional, dusting off photographs from previ(...)

 Mannix Flynn: while he had concerns about the costs of the office, he was a supporter of the idea of a mayor and of the vote going ahead.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have resoundingly endorsed the proposal to allow Dubliners to vot(...)

City Hall in Dublin city, where councillors voted on the motion this evening. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Plans to hold a public vote on whether to have a directly elected mayor for Dublin have been overwhelmingly approved by city councillors. (...)

“Why were we told the money was not there when it clearly was,” asked Cllr Bríd Smith of People Before Profit. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Families have been left homeless and without water or electricity because Dublin City Council has failed to spend €12 million it was allocated (...)