Róisín Shortall of the Social Democrats celebrates with her grand-nephew Dara Baxter (2) after being elected in the Dublin North-West constituency. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael’s Noel Rock has been elected in Dublin North-West after the ninth count. Labour TD John Lyons lost his Dáil seat after he was eliminated o(...)

“I voted Labour the last time but they let us down.”

Three women and a little boy in blue stood chatting at a corner of Gloucester Place in Dublin’s north inner city. Intermittently they hugged themselve(...)

 Fianna Fáil candidate Mary Hanafin canvasses resident Frank McGee  in the Park area of Cabinteely, in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown constituency. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

On a cold, wet, dark February night five years ago, I drove out to Blanchardstown to meet a young Fianna Fáil councillor, David McGuinness. I was doin(...)

Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald: “Once again, the Labour Party is throwing around election promises like confetti at a wake,’’ she said. “Does the Tánaiste really believe that people have short memories?’’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald thought she saw a wake in the dying days of the 31st Dáil. And she blamed Tánaiste Joan Burton. It was very(...)

An erroneous Revenue Commissioners letter to Longboat Quay owners suggested that a reduction in their property tax was possible

A Revenue Commissioners letter to Longboat Quay apartment owners that a reduction in their property tax was possible should not have been issued, Min(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: The new guidelines are to be published following the passage of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill in the Dáil last week.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Concerns have been raised again about new regulations to reduce apartment sizes. Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly is expected to publish the c(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe: “Nearly one third of traffic travels on the outside lane at peak times.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A call has been made to reduce or eliminate the toll on the M50 West Link bridge at certain times of the day to deal with traffic gridlock. Fianna F(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly. A spokesman for the Minister confirmed early signature of the legislation on rent was being sought by the President. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins is to be asked to fast-track the new rent measures to avoid landlords increasing rent. The proposals, which in(...)

Colombia Three member Jim Monaghan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A night of “celebration and remembrance” has been held for veteran Republican Jim Monaghan, one of the “Colombia Three”. Mary Lou McDonal(...)

Renua TD Terence Flanagan at Leinster House. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has rejected a Bill that would stop Ryanair from obliging passengers to show their passport as identification for flights between Irela(...)