Sinn Féin candidate Kathleen Funchion in the groove with partner Eddie Wall during Strictly Let’s Dance Callan, which was held at the same time as the count for the Carlow/Kilkenny election seats. Funchion went on to take a Dáil seat but not the dance title. Photograph: Pat Moore

Some of the crowd at the count in Carlow-Kilkenny thought Sinn Féin’s Kathleen Funchion was being a bit presumptuous when she sashayed into the Cillin(...)

Rotating taoisigh? Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny may have to share the spoils of  Election 2016 in a very fundamental way. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

An arrangement for a rotating taoiseach would have to be on the agenda for any talks about a Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil alliance to avoid another general e(...)

The election of Fianna Fáil’s Eugene Murphy is the only major surprise of the general election result in the Roscommon Galway constituency. From Scr(...)

Sinn Féin will make gains but they may also lose out where they were expected to win.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Elections should be looked at through the prism of Star Wars series. You always know that no matter how dramatic one episode ends, there’s another one(...)

Members of the  Save Roscommon campaign.

On a map, the 30 sq km of Roscommon that is being proposed as an addition to Westmeath looks like a square wedge marked off by one of those colonial l(...)

Ex-GAA goalkeeper Shane Curran is to run as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Roscommon-Galway constituency in the general election. File photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Former GAA goalkeeper Shane Curran is to run as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Roscommon-Galway constituency in the general election, The Irish Times (...)

Political parties will lose half their funding unless 30% of their general election candidates are female. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil activist has initiated legal action challenging the State’s new electoral laws on gender quotas after being excluded from a selection(...)

A good egg: Keen GAA man Luke Dolan attributed his longevity to a boiled egg every day, plenty of sugar in his tea and a devoted wife. He was also off the cigarettes for almost 50 years, having kicked the habit at 60. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Ireland’s oldest man has died at the age of 108.Luke Dolan, from Cloonfree, Strokestown, Co Roscommon, passed away on Sunday at Cloverhill nursing hom(...)

Tweekaboo plans to develop its mobile and cloud platforms further, expand into the US and Asia and introduce print products created from families’ digital images.

A new social network aimed at families is planning to branch out into the print industry, providing families with paper journals of their memories.(...)