Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin launching the Fianna Fáil election manifesto entitled “An Ireland for all” in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has denied his party is repeating the mistakes of the past by making a series of promises ahead of the election. M(...)

Micheál Martin: Doggedly insisted  he’s still in the fight for the top job. He says he’ll be putting his name forward for taoiseach, when the time comes. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

So there’s this man in a sharp suit talking earnestly about choice and fairness and “an Ireland for all.” His people have put together a comprehensive(...)

It’s just a spoof site, featuring Denis O’Brien and Enda Kennedy, but it’s all very professionally done and many people have been fooled

SITES FOR SORE EYES Go to and you’ll be confronted first by the happy, smiling face of Enda Kenny, as you might expect. But wait, is(...)

Enda Kenny, Joan Burton, Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams.

Micheál Martin has said Fianna Fáil will not go into Government with Sinn Féin “under any circumstances”. Mr Martin said he also will not go into Coal(...)

Despite the leaflets flowing through the letterboxes and the posters following you on your walk to work the nation is choosing to ignore the impending poll. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

We are a week into the general election campaign and the country is still blissfully unaware it is under way. Despite the leaflets flowing through th(...)

Kate Lawlor, the proprietor and head chef at Fenn’s Quay restaurant, said the banks were ‘crawling all over us looking for payments’.

This article is part of The Irish Times Meet the Voters series, profiling ten sample voters in a bid to track the impact of the 2016 General Election(...)

Simon Harris is braving the inevitable gags about babies (and worse), by handing out wet wipes to voters in his Wicklow constituency

Fresh Prince of Greystones His tender years haven’t stopped junior minister Simon Harris from being one of Fine Gael’s top performers. But the younge(...)

Enda Kenny tried to  to pin some kind of blame on Gerry Adams who said he would recruit 3,000 gardaí and reopen 140 Garda stations. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Will the last person to politicise the recent gangland murders please turn off the lights? And will the last person to use the murderous activity of g(...)

Who is Enda Kenny?

Google has revealed the most popular search terms used by those seeking information on the general election ahead of voting on February 26th. The s(...)

Sustainable Development Goals: Getting 193 countries to sign off on   2030 Agenda was widely considered a major achievement for the UN while also strengthening Ireland’s reputation as a serious player on international development stage

In the end, everything hinged on a single letter. After almost a year of talks, months of redrafting, an all-night negotiating session and the largest(...)