Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Candidates in the European elections last May spent almost €3 million in their campaigns, according to a report published by the Standards in Public (...)

 Alex White on the Rosie Hackett bridge, the new go-to launching pad for the left.

Here’s the real result of the elections: the doorsteps have spoken and they think politicians are talking to the wall.Humility was the order of the da(...)

Minister of State Joe Costello (Lab) TD and Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisin Quinn (Lab) at the official opening of the 2014 Africa Day flagship  in Dublin’s Phoenix Park Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Labour had suffered “a very severe backlash” and “the brunt of the people’s anger” in Friday’s election the party’s Minister of State Joe Costello sai(...)

Sinn Fein candidate Lynn Boylan arrives in the RDS where she topped the poll. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:20

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has failed to secure a seat in the Dublin European constituency following a recount which saw Independent Nessa Childers(...)

Left to right:  Edward Gill from Tipperary and Killian O’Donnell from Clare speak to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Brian Hayes canvassing commuters for at the Luas Terminal on St Stephens Green in Dublin recently. Photograph: Collins

A preliminary reading of data from the three European constituencies confirms Sinn Féin’s forceful advance and Labour’s collapse. But that’s only part(...)

Luke Ming Flanagan in a count centre in Cavan. He is  on course for a European Parliament seat in Midlands North West. Photograph: Aine McMahon

The electorate has bluntly told the Government parties it is no longer prepared to pay what they have presented as the “present price for our future p(...)

Sinn Féin European Election candidate Lynn Boylan  has claimed 24 per cent of the Dublin vote according to an exit poll. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan looks set to claim a European election seat in Dublin with an a combination of tallies and exit polls showing she is in a stro(...)

Labour Party deputy leader and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton  at the City West count centre for the local, European and byelection counts today. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government parties look set to suffer major losses in the local, European and byelections, as tallies and initial results suggest Sinn Féin, Indep(...)

Knowing potboiler: Timothy Dalton and Eva Green in Penny Dreadful

On an unseasonably warm February evening I took a short cut through Henrietta Street in Dublin and found myself walking through the set of Penny Dread(...)

Harry McGee speaks to Eamon Gilmore as he emerges ‘almost unscathed’ from canvassing at a housing estate in Kinnegad. 4:15

It may come as a shock but Eamon Gilmore canvassed a housing estate yesterday and emerged from the experience almost unscathed.The Labour Party leader(...)