Luke Ming Flanagan in a count centre in Cavan. He is  on course for a European Parliament seat in Midlands North West. Photograph: Aine McMahon

The electorate has bluntly told the Government parties it is no longer prepared to pay what they have presented as the “present price for our future p(...)

About 28 per cent of those going forward for county or city council seats later this month for listed as non-party.

They come from the left, right and centre. Some are company directors. Many more are farmers. And a good number of this cohort of just over 2,000 peop(...)

Co Kildare-based councillor Thomas Redmond who said today he has left the Labour Party to join Sinn Féin.

A Co Kildare councillor has left the Labour Party to join Sinn Féin. Thomas Redmond (34), Cathaoirleach of Athy Town Council, said the decision(...)

Former Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews has joined Sinn Féin, the party has announced. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews has joined Sinn Féin, the party has announced.Mr Andrews, who left Fianna Fáil in August 2012, said the decision t(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was speaking at the pary’s planning day in Carlingford, Co Louth today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has described as “a second bailout” the €10 billion contingency fund that may be borrowed by the State after the Troika programme ends in De(...)

 Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams with Mary Lou McDonald and Pearse Doherty  at the Sinn Fein think-in  at Carlingford, Co Louth, today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has described as “a second bailout” the €10 billion contingency fund that may be borrowed by the State after the troika programme ends in De(...)

Bertie Ahern: annual subsistence money will plummet from €150,163 to €142,655. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Everyone is feeling the pain. It’s tough out there for former taoisigh, struggling to exist on their pensions. Bertie Ahern is trying as(...)

Labour TD Colm Keaveney tweeted in Latin before voting against the Government and leaving the Labour parliamentary party.

From a TD leaving the Government whip via a latin message to a bogus statment potentially changing the result of the presidential election, Twi(...)