Labour leader Joan Burton and others arrive for the formal launch of the Labour Party  campaign held at the Bord Gáis Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Somebody in Sinn Féin has a sense of humour. The party launched its election campaign in Dublin’s Royal Irish Academy, otherwise known as the RIA. A l(...)

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has criticised his constituency colleague, Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, for taking part in a sod-turning cer(...)

Part of the crowd at the launch of Independent TD Michael Lowry’s election campaign in the Anner Hotel in Thurles

The recent launch of Tipperary Independent TD Michael Lowry’s general election campaign was no ordinary affair. The ballroom of the Anner Hotel, in h(...)

 Willie O’Dea: “I think it’s totally inappropriate. I think it’s absolutely inappropriate. Frankly I’ve never heard anything like it.” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John Delaney’s decision to seek electoral support for Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly ha(...)

Alan Kelly  visited  soccer clubs and a barber shop in Tipperary with John Delaney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has accused Opposition TDs of “juvenile politics” by criticising Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief (...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney reportedly visited local soccer clubs and a barber shop with Alan Kelly in his Tipperary constituency and urged people to vote for him. File photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Two Government ministers have defended the reported involvement in political campaigning by Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John(...)

Independent TD Peter Mathews: feeling the pain of the Dáil sole trader. Photograph: David Sleator

In an unprecedented development yesterday, Peter Mathews was not thrown out of the Dáil. Shocked TDs watched in disbelief as the deputy for Dublin So(...)

Fianna Fail TD Robert Troy: “It is a challenge and an opportunity for all of us to do what is right,’’ he told Dáil

Climate change is very much on the agenda for the election. Indeed the threat to voters is so great that a political public health warning may be re(...)

Alex White said nothing had “broken down” between ministers over wind turbine guidelines. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Energy Alex White has denied a ministerial rift between himself and Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly over draft wind energy guidel(...)

Dr James Reilly, who was Minister for Health for more than three years, has made 315 representations since 2011. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former Minister for Health James Reilly have made more than 300 representations each on behalf of constituents in relation t(...)