Choices: election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A new website will give voters the ability to compare the views of more than 500 candidates in the election. The whichcandidate.ie site is a collabor(...)

 Criticising Labour’s record in government, Ruth Coppinger said the party’s 2011 ‘Tesco ad is embedded in the minds of ordinary people’.

The left-wing Anti Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit (AAA-PBP) party has said it will contest the general election with the hope of ending “the (...)

 Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: “Fine Gael is not taking into account pay rises and social welfare.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Green Party has become the first political party to say it would stick to the limits set out by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council for spending ove(...)

Enda Kenny addresses Fine Gael candidates and supporters in Dublin on February 3rd. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The general election campaign got off to a shaky start yesterday, but the great quake came this morning with the results of the latest Irish Times/Ips(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Cllr Catherine Ardagh at a press conference following the announcement of Election 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Labour Party Tánaiste Joan Burton has insisted her deputy leader, Alan Kelly, is an “obedient employee”. Ms Burton was questioned yesterday about an(...)

 Fianna Fáil director of elections Billy Kelleher TD (left) and party  leader Micheál Martin TD during the launch of Fianna Fáil’s general election campaign in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said his party is capable of winning the most seats in the general election and providing an alternative governm(...)

 New Taoiseach Enda Kenny  is congratulated by colleagues as he leaves Leinster House to drive to Áras an Uachtaráin to meet with President Mary McAleese. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Coalition last month assessed how well it had done in implementing its programme for government. Modest as always, it awarded itself 93 per cent, (...)

Generation Selfie: Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, Gerry Adams, Martina Anderson (front left) Lynn Boylan, Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Every election in Ireland over the past decade has been forecast as the first “digital election”. None has really lived up to the billing. Back in 2(...)

According to the NYCI, holding the general election vote on a Thursday risks reducing student participation. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There are growing expectations among Government TDs and Senators that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will announce Friday 26th of February as the date of the el(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on mental health Colm Keaveney said the Government and the responsible Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch, had failed in promise to ring fence an additional €37 million per annum for services.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil has said it will give a cast-iron commitment to increase funding for mental health services by €200 within five years if it is returned to(...)