Counting under way in the Meath East By Election, at the count centre in Donaghmore, AshbournePhotograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael’s Helen McEntee has won the Meath East byelection to fill the vacancy created by the death of her father Sha(...)

Fine Gael candidate Helen McEntee, arrives with her mother Kathleen, sister Sally and brother Vincent to vote in the Meath East by election at Heronstown NS, Lobinstown, Co. Meath. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It may be only four days to Easter but the landscape around Co Meath yesterday was more reminiscent of Christmas. Arctic showers during the nig(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and candidate Helen McEntee meet an off-duty garda  in Ratoath village. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was involved in a heated exchange with an off-duty garda over public sector pay cuts during a whistle-stop tour of the Mea(...)

Shane McEntee: his death last December gave rise to the Meath East byelection

The Meath East byelection was caused by the death last December of Fine Gael TD and minister of state Shane McEntee. Overall, its outcome will (...)