Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle (left) and Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan (right) are to consult  supporters before making their decisions known on Tuesday on whether to run for  Ceann Comhairle. Photographs: Dave Meehan/Gareth Chaney

Fine Gael TD Andrew Doyle and Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan are both poised to run for the position of Ceann Comhairle. Mr Doyle and Ms O’Sulliva(...)

A file image of Independent candidate Maureen O’ Sullivan seen at the count centre in the RDS in Dublin last month.  Photograph: Collins

Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan has indicated she will stand for the position of Ceann Comhairle. Ms O’Sullivan told The Irish Times she is to cons(...)

Up for the count: Micheál Martin celebrates his re-election in Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Micheál Martin has never been in a stronger position as Fianna Fáil leader. His position is analogous to that of Claudio Ranieri, the manager of ungl(...)

Fine Gael’s Aine Collins and Michael Creed, and Fianna Fáil’s Michael Moynihan.

Fianna Fáil has narrowly seen off the challenge of Independent JP O’Shea to secure two seats in Cork North West. It was a case of Dial M for Moynihan(...)

This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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The then Labour leader (L) Eamon Gilmore, (C) Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny, and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin during a debate on RTÉ’s Frontline programme ahead of the 2011 general election. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil has taken issue with proposals for political debates put forward by some broadcasters for the forthcoming general election campai(...)

Political parties will lose half their funding unless 30% of their general election candidates are female. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Fianna Fáil activist has initiated legal action challenging the State’s new electoral laws on gender quotas after being excluded from a selection(...)

Independent Cllr and current Mayor of Cork County John Paul O’Shea, who has announced that he will run as a candidate for the Dáil in Cork North West. Photograph: Martin Walsh

The mayor of Co Cork, Cllr John Paul O’Shea has announced that he is to run in the forthcoming general election as an Independent candidate in the Cor(...)

A blocked postbox in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

MARTIN WALL and CIARAN D’ARCY Postal services have resumed following the suspension of industrial action that led to services around the country grind(...)

Where’s Willie? is doing the rounds of colleges and universities this month as part of Ógra’s national recruitment drive. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ógra Fianna Fáil is experiencing a surge in applications for membership, thanks to a cartoon version of Willie O’Dea. The party’s youth wing ha(...)