Pat Rabbitte has confirmed that he will not stand for re-election. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Pat Rabbitte ended months of speculation yesterday by confirming he will not stand for re-election. The former Labour leader told his party colleagues(...)

 Labour TD Pat Rabbitte has said he resolved not to run in the next general election when he was demoted in the Cabinet reshuffle. However, he added he has changed his mind every week since.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An internal Labour poll shows Pat Rabbitte would be elected if he runs for the party again. The former minister for communications and former leader o(...)

Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age. 2:14

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

Eamonn Maloney (Labour): introduced  Private Member’s legislation allowing for the sale of criminal assets in two years rather than the current seven years.

Money obtained by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) should be used to fund Garda resources in investigating major crime, Labour TD Eamonn Maloney told (...)

Paul Murphy makes his a speech after winning the Dublin South West byelection at the count centre in the Basketbal Arena in Tallaght. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Paul Murphy’s victory in the Dublin South West byelection was a master stroke in political tactics and timing.Murphy, a former Socialist Party MEP, di(...)

Fine Gael Senator Cáei Keane, an experienced electoral campaigner, will no doubt be looking beyond the byelection to the next general election

The battle of the left looms in the Dublin South West byelection. Sinn Féin will go head to head with former Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy, who will(...)

Former Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy is to stand as a candidate in the Dublin South West byelection. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Former Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy is to stand as a candidate in the Dublin South West byelection.Mr Murphy, who replaced TD Joe Higgins in the pa(...)

The election of Brian Hayes as an MEP has led to an autumn byelection in Dublin South West.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The reshuffled Government’s first electoral test is expected to come in the autumn in a number of byelections. Voters will be scheduled to go to the (...)

A “premium space” in Glasnevin cemetery costs up to €20,000.

Dublin city and county is the most expensive location in Europe in which to be buried, it has been suggested in the Dail. Labour TD Eamonn Malo(...)

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(...)