Taoiseach Enda Kenny congratulates Helen McEntee , on her election as a TD in March. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A total of €106,653.42 was spent by candidates in the Meath East byelection in March with Fine Gael’s successful candidate Helen McEntee spending the (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has criticised  comments regarding Helen McEntee’s taking of her late father’s Dáil seat. “I think that remark was entirely inappropriate,” he said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The  Irish  Times

A Sinn Féin councillor has apologised for accusing a newly elected TD of a cynical approach to politics in the wake of her father’s suicid(...)

Counting under way in the Meath East By Election, at the count centre in Donaghmore, AshbournePhotograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael’s Helen McEntee has won the Meath East byelection to fill the vacancy created by the death of her father Sha(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and candidate Helen McEntee meet an off-duty garda  in Ratoath village. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was involved in a heated exchange with an off-duty garda over public sector pay cuts during a whistle-stop tour of the Mea(...)

Fine Gael's Helen McEntee, a candidate in the forthcoming Meath East byelection, speaks to Maisie Farnan at Kilmainhamwood Retirement Village, Kilmainhamwood, Co Meath. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The Meath East byelection evokes strong memories of the general election in 2011, held at the same time of the year. There’s a smattering of sn(...)