Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan. “She sent a very clear message that we cannot leave any stone unturned and to get the maximise vote for Fianna Fáil”

Former tánaiste Mary Coughlan has launched Pat “the Cope” Gallagher’s election campaign. Ms Coughlan, who lost her seat in the 2011 general election,(...)

UFC champion Conor McGregor at a weigh-in in Dublin. File photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

A petition to get the face of UFC champion Conor McGregor minted on a €1 coin has been knocked out. At a meeting on Wednesday an Oireachtas committee(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: “Do I think judges can’t make mistakes? No I don’t.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin justice spokesman Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has declined to say whether he agrees with his party leader’s comments on Thomas “Slab” Murphy being(...)

Criminal cases have been dismissed by the courts because of a four-year backlog in analysing computers and other technology seized by gardaí, the Garda Inspectorate has said. Photograph: Getty Images

Serious criminal cases have been dismissed by the courts because of a four-year backlog in analysing computers and other technology seized by gardaí, (...)

Independent TD Peter Mathews: feeling the pain of the Dáil sole trader. Photograph: David Sleator

In an unprecedented development yesterday, Peter Mathews was not thrown out of the Dáil. Shocked TDs watched in disbelief as the deputy for Dublin So(...)

Gerry Adams: repeatedly refused to rule out a coalition with Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is more likely to enter coalition with Labour than Fianna Fáil after the general election, Sinn Féin TDs have said, insisting that they wou(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has said it does not accept the findings of two reports published this week on republican and loyalist paramilitary groups. A British govern(...)

Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance. has already been selected to run in the  Co Donegal constituency along with Padraig MacLochlainn. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is to consider a three candidate strategy in Co Donegal. The party’s Ard Comhairle will meet this weekend to discuss adding another candida(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is willing to meet the family of Mary Boyle, a six-year-old girl who went missing in Co Donegal nearly 30 years ago. (...)

Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher who plans to seek the Fianna Fáil nomination to run in the  new five seat Donegal constituency. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former minister of state Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher is to seek the Fianna Fáil nomination to contest the general election in Donegal. Mr Gallagher, who(...)