Running for office: Independent candidate Averil Power  canvassing in Artane, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

I’ve spent 10 minutes following Finian McGrath as he canvasses in the Dollymount area of Clontarf on Monday evening, and already I’m taken aback by th(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD during a launch of a new billboard. File  photograph: Collins

Sinn Féin is certain to have a good election and will build on its current tally of 14 TDs. The 12 deputies who are contesting again (with Cork’s San(...)

Pearse Doherty  said the Government had “picked up the Fianna Fáil playbook and took it to a whole new level”, leaving people feeling betrayed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has committed to not participating in a Government which is led by Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil after the General Election. The party’s f(...)

Phil Hogan: Government to defer specifying the proportion of the proceeds of the Local Property Tax to be retained in each local authority until 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dubliners are subsidising their country counterparts in the funding of local services by up to 50 times, an analysis by Dublin City Council shows. (...)

 Kieran Binchy (centre): said he was supporting the motion “with a heavy heart” because the buildings could never be brought back but he was against a “Disneyland version of a Georgian street”. Photograph:  Sandra Harney

Dublin city councillors have voted to change the city development plan to facilitate the ESB’s redevelopment (...)