Outgoing Fine Gael MEP Seán Kelly: took third seat in Ireland South. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh.

Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent Fine Gael was last night celebrating a much needed morale boosting electoral victory when sitting MEP Sean Kelly f(...)

Brian Crowley: “I wanted to go the last time for the presidency but I didn’t get that chance.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Fianna Fáil’s Brian Crowley and Sinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada were elected as MEPs for Ireland South yesterday. Mr Crowley exceeded the quota on the f(...)

Brian Crowley was  elected to Europe in Ireland South. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fine Gael is tonight celebrating a much needed morale boosting electoral victory after sitting MEP Sean Kelly from Kerry was joined on the victory pod(...)

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(...)

Full list of candidates One of a handful of counties where city and county councils have been merged, the new Waterford County Local Authoritie(...)

Harry McGee with Eamon Ryan on Grafton Street yesterday. Photograph: Darragh Bambrick 3:14

Eamon Ryan cuts a slightly forlorn figure on Westmoreland Street. There he is standing still amid a sea of human traffic, trying to interest passers-b(...)

While Fine Gael’s Simon Harris  in Wicklow came in late,  he is an energetic campaigner. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

South is a behemoth of a constituency and another illustration of the ridiculous nature of Ireland’s European electoral areas. It takes in 10 counties(...)

Grace O’Sullivan on Tramore beach in Co Waterford. “As an Irish person and an environmental person I look towards Europe.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Former Greenpeace activist turned would-be politician Grace O’Sullivan has admitted she was reluctant to join the electoral fray when asked to run fo(...)

 Green Party leader  Eamon Ryan says  Labour was “completely fixated with privatisation” and had made a remarkable journey from its “Marxist and Maoist” principles. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Green Party signed the troika agreement on the potential sale of State assets because it expected the Labour Party would not follow through with p(...)

Fire overnight on Tramore sand dunes. Photograph: Leah Burgess

A major fire which broke out on the sand dune system outside Tramore, Co Waterford late last night has caused significant damage to wildlife an(...)