Labour TD Willie Penrose said industrial-sized farms were what resulted from unlimited production and allowing it so quickly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Rural Ireland will be like the “Wild West” with no shops between towns and only industrial-sized farms across the landscape unless there is a change i(...)

Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae celebrates on the shoulders of supporters including his  brother Michael who was re-elected earlier. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Fine Gael Minister of State Jimmy Deenihan has lost his Dáil seat in Kerry. Fianna Fáil’s John Brassil, Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin and Sinn Féin Ma(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty, deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald, president Gerry Adams and  Cork South-Central candidate Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire ahead of the party’s final press conference of the general election campaign. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gerry Adams has said he is willing to lead a government if Sinn Féin is in a position to form one. Dismissing questions about his own future and abo(...)

The map issued indicating which Healy-Rae brother should receive their first or second preference vote in different parts of Kerry.

Brothers and Independent candidates for Kerry, Danny and Michael Healy-Rae, have distributed a map to constituents indicating which brother should re(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: questions over his leadership if the election result is a major disappointment. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The election campaign has finally come alive with a Red C poll in this morning’s Irish Sun putting Fine Gael on a miserable 26 per cent - down five po(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae are on the cusp on being returned to Dáil Éireann. Photographs: The Irish Times

The Healy-Rae brothers look set to pull off a coup in Kerry by taking two seats in the new five-seat constituency, a poll conducted for TG4 indicates.(...)

With Danny Healy Rae focusing his efforts on this part of the county, the family political dynasty believes he might have an outside chance of springing a surprise. File photograph: PA Wire

The surprise addition of Danny Healy Rae to the ballot paper in Kerry has the potential to the change the complexion of the race - but his chances of (...)

Danny Healy-Rae is to run alongside his brother Michael in the upcoming general election. Photograph: PA Wire

With only a few minutes to go until the noon deadline for handing in nomination papers for the general election, Danny Healy-Rae arrived in the county(...)

Jimmy Guerin, Brother of Veronica Guerin   said: “Jurors should not be exposed to anything that is going to cause them to live in terror or in fear.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams yesterday appeared to downplay his party’s position on the abolition of the Special Criminal Court. The party’s man(...)

A row has erupted about the commemoration, led by former mayor of Kerry Cllr Toiréasa Ferris, daughter of Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris, who was jailed for his role in the smuggling. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has warned it will push to erect a monument to the IRA’s foiled Marita Ann gun-smuggling operation if Kerry County Council backs a commemora(...)