Paul Murphy TD displays a map to highlight the locations where Right2water protests will take place, including almost 20 demonstrations scheduled for Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Organisers of a mass nationwide protest against water charges due to take place on Saturday have said they expect the turnout to exceed 100,000.Betwee(...)

  Ruth Coppinger TD after taking an abortion pill bought from Belfast after bringing back abortion pills denied to women in the Republic of Ireland at Connolly Station, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins 2:32

Socialist TD Ruth Coppinger and other pro-choice activists swallowed abortion pills during a rally outside Connolly Station in Dublin after taking a t(...)

 Kilkenny’s  Richie Hogan with his 2014 GAA GPA All Star award and Hurler of the Year award at the 2014 GAA GPA All Star Awards at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny and Tipperary emerged from Friday night’s presentation of the GAA GPA All Stars, sponsored by Opel, at Dublin’s Conv(...)

Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil must carve out a distinctive identity and give people a reason to vote for the party or it risks becoming the “next SDLP”, a byelection po(...)

A man sits on barriers erected to keep demonstrators away from Leinster House during the announcement of the 2015 Budget

The Government slicked on the gloss yesterday and got down to some long, slow and serious general election seduction.The Austerity Twins have left the(...)

Newly elected TD for Dublin West Paul Murphy is pictured outside Leinster House prior to taking up his seat in the Dáil today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The two TDs elected in Friday’s byelections took their seats in the Dáil chamber this afternoon in advance of the Budget.Independent TD Michael Fitzma(...)

Voters in the Dublin South West and Roscommon-South Leitrim byelections have delivered a shock to the established parties and a warning to Sinn Féin t(...)

Election winner Paul Murphy, now joining Joe Higgins and Ruth Coppinger on the bench behind Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Paul Murphy’s middle-class background and education might seem an unlikely background to being the newly elected TD for Dublin South West, with a soc(...)

Newly elected TD Michael Fitzmaurice pictured with Sinn Féin candidate, Martin Kenny. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Success came swiftly on Triple Crown Saturday but, in the time-honoured style of political coronations, Michael Fitzmaurice waited until the last minu(...)

Paul Murphy makes his a speech after winning the Dublin South West byelection at the count centre in the Basketbal Arena in Tallaght. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Paul Murphy’s victory in the Dublin South West byelection was a master stroke in political tactics and timing.Murphy, a former Socialist Party MEP, di(...)