Frankfort Cottages in Dublin, close to the Five Lamps: Dublin City Council  displayed a poster with images of people caught dumping litter in the lane. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council officials will today consider their response to the Data Protection Commissioner’s warning over the council’s use of photographs o(...)

Brainstorming at 1916 Democracy Cafe: “People need to get involved and have a say in what happens.” Photograph: Nigel Hanlon

Mopping her porch on Sean O’Casey Avenue near Mountjoy Square in Dublin’s north inner-city, Ann Dolan has few hopes for Election 2016: “I don’t think (...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton: insisted the party would continue in existence irrespective of whether or not it succeeded in winning any Dáil seat. Photograph: Eric Luke

General election 2016 was a good one for the Social Democrats and a terrible one for Renua, whose party leader Lucinda Creighton failed to retain her(...)

Photograph: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Social media in Election 2016 was more important than ever before – more that 70 per cent of candidates had a Twitter account, up from 57 per cent du(...)

Before breakfast, with a ballot box yet to be opened, The National Interest was taken down from the mantelpiece and dusted off. This most precious of(...)

Danny Healy-Rae and his brother Michael (on the floor ) are in fine form as Danny claimed the second seat in Kerry.

The Independents elected to the new Dáil are unlikely to influence the shaping of the next government, despite the pre-election consensus that they co(...)

Everywhere that Fianna Fáil won seats there was talk of constituency work, the repeated mantra that forgets that a general election is a national one. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Is your head still spinning? Are you still wondering where we stand? The electorate clicked its heels and didn’t just end up in a tornado but created (...)

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(...)

“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(...)

Dublin Mid-West candidate Anne Marie McNally: “We’re the first generation who can’t afford to own their own home.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Traditional parties need to “beware the young voter”, Social Democrats candidates have warned as they launched their youth manifesto. The party claim(...)