Finbarr Filan, brother of former Westlife singer Shane Filan, is to run for Renua Ireland

Finbarr Filan, brother of former Westlife singer Shane Filan, is to run for Renua Ireland. Mr Filan has confirmed he will be the general election can(...)

Lucinda Creighton: her party Renua was warned a proposal to consider specialist juries for complex legal cases was an “elitist form of justice”. Photograph: Sara Freund
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Senator Marc MacSharry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sligo was to the fore on the political radar this week, what with the Cabinet decamping for a day to Lissadell House and Senator Marc MacSharry turnin(...)

Lucinda Creighton, party leader of Renua, launches a ten point plan for ‘Collaring the White Collar Criminals’ in front of Leinster House. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

Senior bank officials who have been found to have recklessly lent money should face serious sanctions including imprisonment, Renua Ireland has advoca(...)

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has described criticisms of tribunals of inquiry made by former taoiseach Bertie Ahern as a “bit rich”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has described criticisms of tribunals of inquiry made by former taoiseach Bertie Ahern as a “bit rich” given that Fiann(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  is being lobbied to raise the threshold on inheritances adult children can receive from parents without having to pay tax. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Death and property are probably the two great Irish obsessions. It’s a long way from inheritance tax most of us were reared, but contemporary “death d(...)

Alexis Fitzgerald’s coffin outside the Church of Mary Immaculate  of Sinners in Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins led the mourners at the funeral of the former Fine Gael TD, senator and lord mayor of Dublin Alexis Fitzgerald on Saturday(...)

Róisín Shortall, Catherine Murphy and Stephen Donnelly at yesterday’s launch of the Social Democrats. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One time an announcement by three sitting TDs that they were launching a new political party would have been a big news story. This week, when Catheri(...)

Analysis of election spending for the last general election and subsequent byelections shows successful TDs spent an average of €18,746 campaigning. Image: Paul Scott

As our politicians gear up for the general election, many will be considering how much their campaigns will cost. Analysis of election spending(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  and his wife Fionnuala voting in the Local and European election’s at the polling station in St. Anthony’s national school, Castlebar, Co Mayo last year. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

There is one man who will ultimately decide the date of the general election. His confidant on that momentous call is a football. In his usual homesp(...)