Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil must carve out a distinctive identity and give people a reason to vote for the party or it risks becoming the “next SDLP”, a byelection po(...)

Dublin South West Constituency Profile: The numbers, and everyone working in the constituency, says the Dublin South-West seat is Sinn Féin’s to lose,(...)

The byelections to replace two TDs who have been elected to the European parliament, will take place on Friday, October 10th, Taoiseach Enda Kenny h(...)

Fine Gael Senator Cáei Keane, an experienced electoral campaigner, will no doubt be looking beyond the byelection to the next general election

The battle of the left looms in the Dublin South West byelection. Sinn Féin will go head to head with former Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy, who will(...)

Former Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy is to stand as a candidate in the Dublin South West byelection. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Former Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy is to stand as a candidate in the Dublin South West byelection.Mr Murphy, who replaced TD Joe Higgins in the pa(...)

Leo Varadkar, who will be asked to debate the issue. Photograph: Alan Betson

Labour Senator John Kelly has said he may not run for the party in the Roscommon-South Leitrim byelection unless the Government considers the “feasib(...)

Full list of candidates South Dublin County Council could be facing a quandary in the aftermath of tomorrow’s elections: how to elect a mayor? (...)

Chairman of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland Maurice Cohen has called on Fianna Fáil leader Micháel Martin “to state clearly his parties opposition to all forms of anti-semitism, racism and xenophobia and to reassure all minority religions and peoples in Ireland that no such views will be tolerated from any member in his party.”  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil local election candidate in south Dublin has described as “entirely inappropriate” and “repugnant to me” comments made to a young Jewish(...)