Luke Ming Flanagan said that ultimately his family comes first. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Minister for European Affairs Dara Murphy has said that MEPs should attend the European Parliament at all times “in so far as they possibly can,” as h(...)

Newly elected Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice (right) celebrates winning the Roscommon South Leitrim byelection with MEP Luke Ming Flanagan. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

Independent candidate Michael Fitzmaurice has beaten Fianna Fáil’s Ivan Connaughton to win the Roscomm-South Leitrim byelection. Following the surpris(...)

Sinn Féin’s Cathal King: to contest Dublin South West byelection. Photograph: South Dublin County Council

Women’s groups have expressed disappointment in Sinn Féin for not selecting a female candidate for the Dublin South West byelection.The National Women(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Ivan Connaughton: highlighting the failure of the upturn in the economy to impact on constituents

A much-quoted observation throughout the Roscommon-South Leitrim constituency these days is that the forthcoming byelection is Fianna Fáil’s to lose.(...)

Sinn Fein candidate Lynn Boylan arrives in the RDS where she topped the poll. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:20

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has failed to secure a seat in the Dublin European constituency following a recount which saw Independent Nessa Childers(...)

Garda whistleblower John Wilson with Luke “Ming” Flanagan at the Cavan count centre today. Photograph: Áine McMahon/Twitter 2:49

Sinn Féin, Fine Gael and Luke “Ming” Flanagan were performing strongly in the European election this afternoon in Cavan, with 55 per cent of boxes ope(...)

Luke Ming Flanagan: Said garda Nick Keogh was taking a grave risk by going public. Photograph: David Sleator

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan has named a new Garda whistleblower who contacted the interim confidential recipient about “grave allegations” of Ga(...)

 Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan what is running as a  European election candidate. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has claimed senior gardaí induced young people to sell drugs to undercover officers in an effort to boost crime de(...)

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan who declared today that he is planning to run the  European elections.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has announced his intention to stand in May’s European Parliament elections. Mr Flanagan, who is an Independent TD f(...)

Independent TD Finian McGrath told the Dáil that recent events have highlighted the need to give maximum protection to whistleblowers who genuinely wanted to serve the public good. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Events in recent weeks had highlighted the need to give maximum protection to whistleblowers who genuinely wanted to serve the public good, Ind(...)