Brian Hayes: a Northsider who has carved out a constituency base on the Southside and whom party members will come out to work for. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

It has been a busy week on the candidate selection front for the forthcoming European election contest in Dublin. On Sunday Fianna Fáil selected Cllr (...)

Jim Higgins MEP: “There never was any pressure – good, bad or indifferent”.

Fine Gael is unlikely to divide up the vast Midlands- North-West constituency between its two candidates in the European election, placing sitting MEP(...)

Research shows approximately one in four primary school children are overweight or obese, with 6 per cent of three-year-olds classed as being obese.   Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Children need to eat less and move more to beat the obesity epidemic sweeping Ireland, medics have warned. Parents have been called on to make practic(...)