Frances Fitzgerald and Micheal Noonan at Trinity College surrounded by student from Glanmire in Cork. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The talks taking place in Trinity College are not the first political discussions of national importance the campus has hosted. Seán Barrett, seekin(...)

While Labour is cool on coalition, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have discussed the future of Irish Water and the charges

Opinion in the Labour Party has hardened against another coalition with Fine Gael, with strong indications that party members will reject such a propo(...)

 Protesters wearing masks of Enda Kenny  and Micheál Martin.  The difficulties of bringing the two parties together are underrated. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On August 12th, 1927, Fianna Fáil TDs took their seats in the Dáil. After the assassination of minister for justice Kevin O’Higgins the previous month(...)

Maurice Manning: The Manning group’s report has since sat untouched on some shelf in Government Buildings. Setting it up was a cynical exercise in winding down the clock on reform.  Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

While we wait patiently as our newly convened Dáil takes its time in forming a government, the election of our next Seanad is happening below the publ(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of the party’s advertisement campaign outside Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As we head into the second weekend of what we are currently calling the 2016 election, there is every possibility that we will end up having to call i(...)

David Farrell Professor of Politics at University College Dublin said voters are leaving it very late to make up their minds. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

This article is part of The Irish Times Meet the Voters series, profiling ten sample voters in a bid to track the impact of the 2016 General Election(...)

A 16-year-old in the US has pulled together data to create a free web browser plugin that shows financial contribution figures for each member of the(...)

Inheritors? Could voters who deserted Fianna Fáil in 2011 return to it at the next election? Photograph: Cyril Byrne

With speculation (at least in some media organisations) going into overdrive on the questions of whether, when and how a new political party might eme(...)

Constitutional Convention  chairman Tom Arnold described as “overwhelming” the vote  in favour of retaining the electoral system status quo. Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of the Constitutional Convention have voted by a large majority to retain Ireland’s existing electoral system of electing TDs. The result, des(...)

Eoin Murray of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, speaking at the Convention on the Constitution meeting to report recommendations to Houses of the Oireachtas on a review of the Dáil electoral system in Dublin today. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The constitutional convention has decided to review the size of Dáil constituencies, the number of TDs and non-parliamentary ministers at its n(...)