The European Parliament: Given the size of Ireland’s three constituencies, with local loyalties inevitably influencing the vote in some cases, as well as the volatility of the electorate, predicting the outcome are hazardous. Photograph:  Reuters/Vincent Kessler

The selection at the weekend of Fianna Fáil’s two candidates for Midlands-North West in May’s European Parliament elections presents a clearer (...)

The Revenue has secured a €26,000 judgment against bankrupt Priory Hall developer Tom McFeely’s Coalport Building Company. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Revenue recently secured a €26,000 judgment against bankrupt Priory Hall developer Tom McFeely’s Coalport Building Company.Mr McFeely, a former IR(...)

Jim Higgins (above) will be running alongside fellow MEP Mairéad McGuinness in the newly reconfigured Midlands North-West constituency.

A Fine Gael MEP said he was reassured by the party’s general secretary at a clear the air meeting in Dublin airport last night that there is no conspi(...)

Jim Higgins MEP: “There never was any pressure – good, bad or indifferent”.

Fine Gael is unlikely to divide up the vast Midlands- North-West constituency between its two candidates in the European election, placing sitting MEP(...)

 Former judge Catherine McGuinness: ‘I feel very strongly we need to vote Yes.’ Photograph: David Sleator

A new court of civil appeal is very necessary for a fast and fully considered determination of important legal cases and to help weed out more triv(...)

A vice-president of the Eu ropean Parliament collapsed and was taken to hospital after chairing a session on the reform(...)