Fine Gael local election candidate Kenneth Egan meets Niall Reilly and his daughter Lily (1) while campaigning in Clondalkin, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

As a rampant Sinn Féin sweeps all before it in South Dublin, Fine Gael and particularly Labour are bearing the brunt of a bitter voter backlash in are(...)

Full list of candidates South Dublin County Council could be facing a quandary in the aftermath of tomorrow’s elections: how to elect a mayor? (...)

Election posters are still seen by many as the best form of campaigning. Photograph: David Sleator

“I’ve been studying the effectiveness of web campaigning in Ireland for quite a long time,” says Dr Matthew Wall, “and overall, posters are by far the(...)

Labour party European election candidates Emer Costello,  Phil Prendergast and Lorraine Higgins today at the launch of the party’s Local and European election campaign at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, the Labour director of elections, and  Tánaiste and party leader  Eamon Gilmore.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted his leadership of the Labour Party is not on the line in the local and European elections next month. At a rally t(...)

 Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore raised the issue of the weekend call for his  resignation as Labour leader by MEP Phil Prendergast.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told his TDs and senators last night that his door is always open to them if they have any concerns about the party or his lead(...)

Author Liz Nugent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A change is as good as a rest, so with the new year looming, and with it talk of resolutions, is it worth going a step further and and signing up for (...)