“It must be one of the oldest houses,” says Jonathan Irwin. We’re standing outside Griesebank House, painted a sunny yellow, a lovely foil for the (...)

Lucinda Creighton, leader of Renua Ireland,  during the party’s first think-in in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

When you have to endure them every September, you realise the term “political party think-in” does violence to the English language. Once upon a time(...)

Jonathan Irwin said he was still a strong supporter of Renua. Photograph: The Irish Times

Renua Ireland has lost a second general election candidate in two weeks with Jonathan Irwin confirming he will not be running for Lucinda Creighton’s (...)

Jonathan Irwin, founder and CEO of the Jack and Jill foundation,  has confirmed he will not be running for Renua. Photograph: Frank Miller

Renua Ireland has lost its second candidate in two weeks. Jonathan Irwin has confirmed he will not be running for the party headed by Lucinda Creighto(...)

Jonathan Irwin, Laura Harmon, Charlie Bird, Biddy White Lennon and Anne Rigney outside the National Library in Dublin. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Here’s an unexpected traditional twist: if same-sex couples want to marry, they should rush out and become engaged.If they don’t – no matter how much (...)

Yes Equality comprises the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Marriage Equality and says it has local branches in most constituencies. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Campaigners for same-sex marriage plan to hold more than 40 events nationally where people can openly talk about why they are in favour – or against –(...)

Senator Hildegarde Naughton (above) has a “strong public image” but “poor knowledge of the political landscape”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Fine Gael could be damaged in Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s Mayo constituency because of “real concerns over perceived lack of Government delivery”, accordi(...)

 Lucinda Creighton at the launch of the new party Renua at the Science Gallery on Pearse Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 12:26

Renua Ireland leader Lucinda Creighton has given an undertaking that her new party will be the most open and transparent in the history of the State, (...)

Lucinda Creighton had the best lines of the day when she said: “We intend to govern in the sunshine. We should trust Irish citizens with the truth.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne  12:26

The new party, Renua Ireland, will undoubtedly have an impact on Irish politics.The questions are:How much?And for how long?The party led by Lucinda C(...)

Emma Farrell from Charlestown, Finglas, leans on one of 100 pigs  before the start tomorrow of the Jack and Jill Childrens Foundation Pigs on Parade, an event which will take place around Dublin city in February and March.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Public contributions to Irish charities fell dramatically following controversy over payments for directors at the Central Remedial Clnic and Rehab, a(...)