Some of the election posters that remain up in Dublin this morning. Clockwise from top left, Nessa Childers, Eamon Ryan, Deirdre Kingston and Lola Hynes.  Photographs: Kitty Holland

Almost all political parties, and some Independents, still had election posters up across parts of Dublin city this morning, despite the passing of a (...)

MEP Nessa Childers says women are shouted at, intimidated and bullied in politics.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

MEP Nessa Childers said she knows from experience that women in politics are “shouted at, bullied and intimidated into submission”. The Europea(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes who is to contest the Dublin constituency in the European elections for Fine Gael.

Minister of State for Finance Brian Hayes has declared his candidacy to contest the Dublin seat for Fine Gael in the European election in May.At Leins(...)

Ireland East MEP Nessa Childers has said she will contest next year’s European elections as an independent rather than Labour candidate. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Labour has lost two elected representatives from its ranks today with MEP Nessa Childers completing her exit from the party and a Meath county council(...)

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, who received the backing of 80 MEPs from across Europe’s political spectrum – the written support of 40 was required to qualify. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has been confirmed as an official candidate for the position of European o(...)

Nessa Childers arriving with Liz Mc Manus to the European Parliament election count at Punchestown in June 2009. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

MARK HILLIARD MEP Nessa Childers has said any assertion by the Labour leadership that her resignation from the party was not a tough dec(...)