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 (...)

Fianna Fáil’s Kate Feeney has been elected  in the Blackrock ward.Photograph: DAVE MEEHANS 4:34

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

Fingal mayor Kieran Dennison, said he would be voting against putting the proposal to the public, and he expected the majority of Fingal councillors would do the same

Plans to give Dublin a directly elected mayor are set to be dropped without being put to a referendum, as cou(...)

New Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisin Quinn in Dublin’s Docklands as the Labour Party launched it’s 6-point Action Plan for Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A plan to develop better co-ordination and co-operation among Dublin local authorities has been published by the Labour party.Although there is a regi(...)