Fingal County Council has passed a motion calling for a plebiscite for a directly elected mayor of Dublin.

Fingal County Council this evening passed a motion calling for a plebiscite for a directly elected mayor of Dublin four months after it scuppered orig(...)

Dublin’s Donal Gormley  is put under pressure by Wexford’s Conor Devitt (left) and Rhys Clarke at Parnell Park, Dublin, during the Leinster Under-21 hurling final. Photograph: Sportsfile

Wexford 1-20 Dublin 0-18 Talk of hurling revolutions and heroes can be heard outside the Pale now. In Ryan, Guiney and McDonald Wexford have new na(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Callaghan in action against Westmeath in the Leinster under-21 semi-final in Mullingar. O’Callaghan’s task against Wexford will be to subdue Peter Kelly.  Photograph: Inpho

Wexford are on the cusp of making believers of us all. Defending champions, they are littered with hurlers who played leading roles in the unfathomab(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)

A file picture of councillor Ruth Coppinger. She has said the  Socialist Party did not want to block Dubliners from voting. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Fianna Fáil group vote to allow Dubliners to decide whether they want a directly elected mayor could push the prospect through Fingal County Coun(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has made seven changes for the Waterford game. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Henry Shefflin and JJ Delaney, making his first appearance for Kilkenny in this year’s league, both start for Kilkenny in tomorrow’s final divi(...)

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(...)

Dublin manager Anthony Daly: “We played at challenge-match intensity while Galway were at championship levels.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin hurling manager Anthony Daly will have to plan without All Star nominated forward Paul Ryan as his team tries to bounce back f(...)

The group is understood to include former Labour junior minister Róisín Shortall (above), as well as Independents John Halligan (Waterford), Thomas Pringle (Donegal South-West) and Catherine Murphy (Kildare North)

A number of Independent TDs, including Labour rebels, have held discussions about organising an umbrella group of left-wing candidates to run in next (...)

Cian O’Callaghan:   Labour in government has “broken steadfast election commitments”. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

High-profile Fingal county councillor Cian O’Callaghan has announced that he is resigning from the Labour Party over its “unfair and unjust policies” (...)