RTÉ Reflecting the Rising: A re-enactment of the Rising in St Stephen’s Green on Easter Monday. Photograph: Maxwells

What a fine day, in every sense. Hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets and squares of Dublin to celebrate the centenary of the Easter Ris(...)

New Green Party TD  Catherine Martin, with party leader  Eamon Ryan, benefited heavily from transfers. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

It is always fascinating after each Irish election to look at the impact of transfers. It is particularly interesting now that our party system has be(...)

This is heart attack territory for broadcasters. Hours of reporting on nothing much. Hours of it.   Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Count day. Early morning. TV3’s Alan Cantwell: “We’re going to the Taoiseach’s constituency now... Morning Fergal. Any of the party hacks able to tell(...)

The pick of Hairy Baby’s  bunch of election T-shirts is the special election edition of its Irish Whingers Association shirt (Castlebar branch). We fully expect to see the Taoiseach wearing one at the count on Saturday.

Bro’ selecta Voters in Killarney have been asked to ignore election literature that will come in the post this week from outgoing TD Michael Healy-R(...)

A former sports coach is facing sentencing on Thursday and Friday after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting ten teenage boys over a three year (...)

Current and former female members of the Oireachtas in Leinster House. Photograph: Houses of the Oireachtas collection

People have long debated the reasons for the lack of women in Irish politics. This time, voters have a real choice to correct the gender imbalance, i(...)

A touchingly rare display of cross-candidate praise in Dublin Bay South. Renua leader Lucinda Creighton was so taken by Mannix Flynn’s offering for t(...)

Same-sex marriage: the campaign knew that voters would warm to parents advocating equality for their own gay and lesbian children. Maureen Gowran appeared with her daughter Sandra Irwin-Gowran (right), of Yes Equality, and her partner, Marion Irwin-Gowran. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Noel Whelan’s first day in the Yes Equality office was March 24th this year, a Tuesday. He had volunteered to be a strategic adviser to the group, (...)

Although this book has many moving moments, it is not filled with flourish or colour. It is as considered and careful, in its tone, as the campaign was, and all the more useful for that.

Gay people in Ireland over the past half-century have been lucky with their leaders, and indeed supporters. While figures such as David Norris, Kat(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton at the launch of local authority plans for the Ireland 2016 Centenary programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

In the end it’ll be blamed on the media. The media made him do it. Due to the frenzy of speculation whipped up by journalists, it was impossible to ge(...)