Full list of candidates The electoral axe may have fallen on Meath’s three town councils – Trim, Kells and Navan – but it has resulted in a rich bo(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny congratulates Helen McEntee , on her election as a TD in March. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A total of €106,653.42 was spent by candidates in the Meath East byelection in March with Fine Gael’s successful candidate Helen McEntee spending the (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny congratulates Helen McEntee  on her victory in the Meath East byelection, as her mother Katlhleen (centre) watches at the count centre in Donaghmore, Ashbourne. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

It is not too often in the Irish electoral context that you can say it was a good day for both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. But the winners of th(...)

Video: McEntee success in Meath East byelection

Fine Gael’s Helen McEntee has taken the seat vacated in the constituency of Meath East by the death of her father Shane in December. On the thi(...)

Fine Gael candidate Helen McEntee casts her vote in the Meath East byelection at Heronstown national school in Lobinstown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Heavy snowfalls and unseasonally cold weather have contributed to a low turnout for the Meath East byelection with fewer than 35 per cent of el(...)

Polling stations in the Meath East constituency saw a low turnout early today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Varying weather conditions early today have not helped levels of voter turnout in the Meath East byelection, under way since this morning. (...)

Fine Gael candidate Helen McEntee (left) is joined Taoiseach Enda Kenny and TD Regina Doherty (right) in Ratoath: Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Voting is under way in the Meath East byelection this morning. The two leading candidates last night expressed confidence they would wi(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty yesterday launched the Finance (Local Property Tax Repeal) Bill 2013, repealing the tax, which will be introduced in in the Dáil today and debated in the party’s Private Member’s time in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has said it will abolish the property tax and refund those who paid the household charge if it is in government after the next genera(...)

Labour Candidate Eoin Holmes canvassing at Rathoath, Co Meath, last Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

If the voters of Meath East think they’ve had it bad over the last three weeks – assailed from all angles by people with sympathetic faces and (...)

Darren O'Rourke (left), Sinn Fein candidate, canvassing Brian Coombes at Duleek, Co Meath. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If there is one thing that distinguishes the people of Meath from all other counties, it is their unerring ability to insert the phrase “no bot(...)