Bishop of Cork and Ross John Buckley. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Catholic bishop has urged voters to question all general election candidates about their views and voting intentions on repealing the Eighth Amendme(...)

Farmer Pat Molloy  with  Renua TD Billy Timmins on a canvass in the Ballyraymond Commons area of north Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Renua deputy leader Billy Timmins drives a battered, mud-splattered 2003 Mercedes with a bandaged steering wheel and 480,000km on the clock. “I bought(...)

Renua’s video highlights what it claims are a continuing relationship and contacts between Taoiseach Enda  Kenny and businessman and media owner Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Screengrab of  Renua video

Renua Ireland has launched a robust negative-campaigning video against Fine Gael highlighting the party’s relationship with Independent TD Michael Low(...)

 Fianna Fáil candidate Mary Hanafin canvasses resident Frank McGee  in the Park area of Cabinteely, in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown constituency. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

On a cold, wet, dark February night five years ago, I drove out to Blanchardstown to meet a young Fianna Fáil councillor, David McGuinness. I was doin(...)

Lucinda Creighton: “We have put in a huge amount of work over the past two years to get to this point”

Renua Ireland could hold the balance of power in the next government, leader Lucinda Creighton has said. Ms Creighton was speaking as the party outl(...)

A number of Labour figures have already pointed to Michael McDowell’s climb up a lamppost in Ranelagh in 2002  PHOTOGRAPH - FRANK MILLER

The Taoiseach has finally brought down the curtain on the 31st Dáil after what was probably the longest ever run-in to a general election. The terse(...)

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(...)

Lucinda Creighton  of Renua Ireland holding a press conference outside the gates of Leinster House in response to the declaration of election. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has said “vast sums of money” are being pumped into her Dublin Bay South constituency in an effort to prevent her re-el(...)

Election 2016: Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny, Labour leader Joan Burton, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, Renua leader Lucinda Creighton and Ruth Coppinger of the Anti-Austerity Alliance.

The political parties have kicked off their general election campaigns after President Michael D Higgins dissolved the 31st Dáil and Taoiseach Enda Ke(...)

Lucinda Creighton at Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Relatively new Renua will be hoping to return its “big beasts” at the party’s first national electoral test, with any additional seats a pleasant surp(...)